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What is Utilitarianism?

What is Utilitarianism? Utilitarianism is an ethical theory by which actions are judged according to their anticipated results. This makes it a consequentialist theory – as it looks at the consequences of actions to determine their morality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmz5E75ZIA The Three Types of Utilitarianism Act Utilitarianism Theory is applied to the results of individual actions Rule … Continue reading What is Utilitarianism?

Revelation Through Tradition in Christianity and Islam

Previously we have covered the different types of Revelation and how that can impact on an individuals morality. This lesson we will be looking at how tradition and practices in a religion can impact on an individual. Christian Tradition - History Practices in the earlier church have over time established themselves as tradition. Sometimes a … Continue reading Revelation Through Tradition in Christianity and Islam

The HFEA – Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

What is the HFEA? HFEA is responsible for regulating the use of pre-embryos and embryos. The authority is made up of elected members including a wide range of faiths, professionals, politicians and doctors and scientists. However, doctors and scientists already using embryos or involved in embryo research may not be part of the group. The … Continue reading The HFEA – Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

We have already covered that God can communicate with Christians in many ways, both through General and Special Revelation. Similarly, Muslims believe that Allah has communicated with them in different ways about how he wants Muslims to act. Some of these ways include : Directly (special revelation) - this could be a voice, vision or it … Continue reading Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

Recommended Watching – Songs of Praise – Christianity and Cancer

A recommended viewing for those looking at Christianity, suffering, faith, belief in God etc.

International Women’s Day 2018- Lesson Ideas

March 8th marks International Women's Day. A Day to Celebrate females all around the world as well as raise awareness for inequalities that women face. What is it? International Womens DAy (IWD) started when in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote. It … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2018- Lesson Ideas

National 5 Revision Guides and Questions

Hello National 5s Below are the revision guides for your three units to complete in the exam. I will add more and more revision guides to this website for the topics that you need to know about for the exam. Remember to use this website to help or come along to B12 after school for … Continue reading National 5 Revision Guides and Questions

Moral Debate of Punishment

Aims of Punishment Punishment: something done to a person because they have broken a law Protection: keeping the public from being harmed, threatened or injured by criminals Retribution: an aim of punishment – to get your own back: ‘an eye for an eye’ Deterrence: an aim of punishment – to put people off committing crimes … Continue reading Moral Debate of Punishment

Alternative Options to Euthanasia

There are many alternative options to Euthanasia. The NHS has provided some details of alternatives. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Euthanasiaandassistedsuicide/Pages/Alternatives.aspx It would be good exam revision to learn about a few of these and the arguments for and against that option.