Philosophy for A2: Unit 3 is the definitive textbook for students of the current AQA Advanced Level syllabus. Structured very closely around the AQA specifications for Unit 3: Key Themes in Philosophy, it introduces the student to each of the core themes:
philosophy of mind
epistemology and metaphysics
philosophy of religion.
All chapters are helpfully subdivided into short digestible passages, and include:
quiz questions to test core knowledge
discussion questions to deepen understanding
'going further' sections for advanced study
text boxes highlighting key definitions and arguments
cross-references to help students make connections
lively illustrations, diagrams and a glossary.
In addition, a chapter on exam preparation contains a wealth of helpful hints and tips on revision and exam techniques.
Written by an experienced philosopher and A Level consultant, Philosophy for A2: Unit 3 is an essential companion for all students of A2 Level philosophy.
Michael Lacewing is Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He is founder of the company A Level Philosophy, and a consultant on philosophy at A Level for the British Philosophical Association.
Introduction Ch. 1 Philosophy of mind Substance dualism Reductive acccounts of the mind Non-reductive materialism Ch. 2 Political philosophy Human nature and political organisation Liberty Rights Justice Nation states Ch. 3 Epistemology and metaphysics The refutation of scepticism Knowledge, belief and justification Universals and particulars Objective knowledge Ch. 4 Moral philosophy Moral truth The denial of moral truth Moral decisions Ch. 5 Philosophy of religion Arguments for the existence of God Reason and faith Miracles Making sense of religion Ch. 6 Preparing for the exam Revision Exam technique Glossary Index