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?

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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

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

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.  

Embryo Research

In your Morality and Medicine topic you may be asked about Embryo Research and viewpoints related to it. Here are some resources you can use to help you revise for this section. What is Embryo Research? http://www.rsrevision.com/Alevel/ethics/embryology/definitions.htm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIy-zCaFaWw Humanist (non-religious) response to Embryo Research http://www.humanismforschools.org.uk/pdfs/embryo%20research.pdf Buddhist Response to Embryo Research http://www.clear-vision.org/Schools/Students/Ages-17-18/life-and-death/embryo-research.aspx    

How do Non- Religious people make decisions?

There is no one singular answer to this question. People make decisions in a variety of different ways, people may not even know the process that they go through to make decisions. Some religious people may look to their own holy books or teachings for guidance. But what about non religious people? Where do they … Continue reading How do Non- Religious people make decisions?

Death Penalty Articles

I am putting together a series of Blog Posts with relevant articles that will help you with assignment and AVU research. These will help ensure you have reliable sources and not relying on Wikipedia.  These will be updated as new articles are found. BBC Ethics - Capital Punishment  Great for all round Information on Capital … Continue reading Death Penalty Articles

Euthanasia Articles

I am putting together a series of Blog Posts with relevant articles that will help with assignment and AVU research. These will help with you ensure you have reliable sources. NHS Choices- NHS Advice on Assisted Suicide Buying a Euthanasia Kit online Netherlands to Extend Euthanasia Laws Christian Response - Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports Assisted … Continue reading Euthanasia Articles