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Revise Philosophy for AS Level





ISBN 9780415399982
Published December 12, 2006 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Revise Philosophy for AS Level is the definitive revision guide for students of the Advanced Subsidiary level syllabus. Following the AQA syllabus, it helps students revise using past exam questions, examiner's reports, and tips on revision for the examination. Also included are a helpful glossary and annotated further reading. It covers all three units of the AS Level syllabus:

  • Unit 1: Theory of Knowledge
  • Unit 2: Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion
  • Unit 3: Texts.

The four set texts are discussed: Plato's The Republic, Descartes' Meditations, Marx and Engels’ The German Ideology and Sartre’s Existentialism and Humanism.

Essential reading for all students of AS Level Philosophy, it is an ideal companion to the textbook Philosophy for AS and A2, also published by Routledge.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Unit 1 Theory of Knowledge  2. Unit 2 Moral Philosophy  3. Unit 2 Philosophy of Religion  4. Unit 3 Plato’s Republic  5. Unit 3 Descartes’ Meditations  6. Unit 3 Marx and Engels’ The German Ideology (Jean-Marc Pascal)  7. Unit 3 Sartre’s Existentialism and Humanism (Jean-Marc Pascal)  8. Preparing for the Exam

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Biography

Michael Lacewing is a lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London. He is a co-author of Philosophy for AS and A2, founder of the company A Level Philosophy, and a consultant on philosophy at A level for the British Philosophical Association.

Jean-Marc Pascal is Master of Philosophy at Sherborne School, Dorset. He has over twenty years experience as a philosophy teacher and has worked as an examiner for various examining boards.

Reviews

'Michael Lacewing has the knack of making the most difficult concepts accessible, and this book will not only assist students of all abilities to be thoroughly prepared for their exams, it will also deepen their philosophical knowledge and understanding.' - Andrew Rowley, Head of Philosophy, Bedford Modern School, UK