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AS Level Philosophy (AQA)

AS Level Philosophy

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 27 March – Friday 31 March
  • Week 2: Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April
  • Week 3: Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April


AQA 7171

Length of Course

8 hour seminars


9am to 6pm daily

1. Epistemology

  1. What is knowledge? The tripartite view, Gettier problems and analyses of knowledge.
  2. Perception as a source of knowledge. Direct realism, indirect realism and idealism.
  3. Reason as a source of knowledge. Innatism and the intuition and deduction thesis.
  4. The limits of knowledge. The distinction between normal incredulity and philosophical scepticism.

2. Moral philosophy

  1. Normative ethical theories. Utilitarianism, Kantian deontological ethics, Aristotelian virtue ethics.
  2. Applied ethics. Applying normative ethical theories to the issues of stealing, simulated killing, eating animals and telling lies.
  3. Meta-ethics. Moral realism and moral anti-realism.

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