Philosophy, Ethics & Theology
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Areas of Study
100% examination All examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course. AS can be completed as a standalone qualification. The PET course is divided into the three separate but compatible disciplines of Philosophy, Ethics and Theology. Within Philosophy, key content includes: Philosophies of Plato and Aristotle on Soul, Body and Mind; Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God; the nature of religious experience and the problem of evil.
Within Ethics, key content includes: Ethical theories including Aquinas’ Natural Law and Fletcher’s Situation Ethics; Applying ethical theory to issues such as euthanasia, business, and sexual matters. Within Theology, key content includes: Augustine’s teaching on human nature, death and the afterlife; the origins and development of Christianity; moral principles and justice issues within Christianity; attitudes to other religions and attitudes to gender.