‘Evaluate the view that the thinking mind is separate from the body.’ (40 marks).

Dualism is the philosophical concept stating that the soul and the body are separate, and therefore after death the soul lives on. Plato (a 4th century ancient Greek philosopher) and René Descartes (a 16th century French Philosopher and mathematician) proposed the concept of an immortal soul (psyche), with Descartes in particular stating the distinction between … Continue reading ‘Evaluate the view that the thinking mind is separate from the body.’ (40 marks).

Arguments based on reason- A priori reasoning is more persuasive when providing arguments for God’s existence. Discuss (40 marks)

Colour code: Blue - Main argument Red - Argument Against Orange- Critical analysis Purple - Scholars Philosophical argumentation aims to use reason as the basis of debate in an attempt to avoid fallacies such as an appeal to emotion or common opinion. When presenting a logical argument, there are two methods of obtaining knowledge used … Continue reading Arguments based on reason- A priori reasoning is more persuasive when providing arguments for God’s existence. Discuss (40 marks)

Religious experience- Does religious experience provide a basis for belief in God or a greater power? (40 marks)

Religious experiences can be defined in many forms. A religious experience usually refers to experiences where you are in contact or receive information passed from God. Some experiences can be personal, or others non-personal such as the word of God through passages in the Bible. Near death, and conversion experiences are all forms of religious experiences … Continue reading Religious experience- Does religious experience provide a basis for belief in God or a greater power? (40 marks)