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Higher Philosophy anyone?

madmanjock

Posted 26 May 2006 - 10:22 PM

I had the (dis)pleasure of sitting business managment and philosophy on the same day so I'm less confident about my performance compared with how I did in the prelim (sat philosophy 2nd)

I did the Descarte, Existance of God and Voluntary Eutanasia questions from section A,B and C.

Moniker42

Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:14 AM

hey, i just started higher philosophy - i take it it gets more difficult after the month of june, in which we've sat around making mind maps and making our own slippery slope arguments

ad absurdum

Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:18 AM

QUOTE(Moniker42 @ Jul 5 2006, 03:14 AM) View Post

hey, i just started higher philosophy - i take it it gets more difficult after the month of june, in which we've sat around making mind maps and making our own slippery slope arguments
Do you know if there's a set reading list for higher philosophy? Or are you just taught from a textbook?

bred

Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:33 AM

The SQA don't set a reading list. If you're doing Plato you're supposed to read The Republic. If you're doing Descartes you'll read some of his Meditations. Apart from that I think I just used the text book, the internet and did lots of practice essays.

CFarrell

Posted 22 September 2006 - 05:55 PM

I wish my school would offer Philosophy at some level. I would love to study it, I think its fascinating.

roboticsdepartment

Posted 28 October 2006 - 12:34 AM

i really wanted to do higher this year but it clashed with another subject. i did an intermediate one module last year though so i got myself a wee extra subject on my exam certificate biggrin.gif

star1

Posted 05 February 2007 - 04:59 PM

ive to do a philosophy unit soon.
any hints/tips or websites that are helpful? i would be really grateful
x

bred

Posted 05 February 2007 - 06:21 PM

A unit?

ermd

Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:22 PM

I didn't know they did Descartes in higher! We did him in Philosophy 1K at uni. I hated having to read Meditations. The writing style is so...17th century!

Here's a Descartes joke for you then:

On a friday night out, Descartes walks in to a bar. He has an inkling for a glass of red wine as opposed to his usual pint of ale. As he approaches the bar, the barman asks, "Will it be your usual pint of ale then, Rene?". "I think not", says Descartes and ceases to exist.

I'm sure there are more where that came from too. =P

star1

Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:27 PM

sorry I did not mean to say unit sad.gif
any info would be good biggrin.gif
star 1
xxxx

bred

Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:10 PM

Star: I used http://forums.philosophyforums.com/ a bit.

Erm: I am sure there are plenty more similar jokes of such a high calibre as that one!

ermd

Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:28 AM

Well, on a serious note, is philosophy of the mind in the higher? We looked at Cartesian dualism and the possibility of zombies and mutants when we did it last semester.

star1

Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE(bred @ Feb 6 2007, 11:10 PM) View Post
Star: I used http://forums.philosophyforums.com/ a bit.

Erm: I am sure there are plenty more similar jokes of such a high calibre as that one!


To bred, thank you for the website biggrin.gif
xxx


bred

Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE(ermdeviation @ Feb 7 2007, 01:28 AM) View Post
Well, on a serious note, is philosophy of the mind in the higher? We looked at Cartesian dualism and the possibility of zombies and mutants when we did it last semester.

It was when I did it, although the course changed this year. Now it seems there are four topics, all of which are mandatory: http://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/NQPhilosop...rrangements.pdf

bred

Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:04 PM

Here are some essays I did for Higher Philosophy. They are of variable quality.

I'll post the Descartes ones first and more soon!

Descartes Certainty: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/983e695d-0044-...24-70da178f6de5

Descartes Clear and Distinct Rule, Dualism: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/05b553b1-db1b-...c9-7b1027cf4ab0

Descartes prelim answer: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/c4b21e2a-4d44-...78-014963eaaae1

Descartes prelim notes: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/3dbb3ea3-da31-...3b-68c5c9fa1284

Descartes Wax: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/99f9490e-6c11-...c5-af44fecfdfb1


bred

Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:11 PM

Ethics

Ethics and the Second Gulf War: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/3d45ae63-80ea-...2c-d0c09260cffb

Ethics homework 25-01-05: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/cdef1e04-5ed0-...85-416578546c4c

Ethics and Prisons: http://www.esnips.com/doc/cf9cc511-8479-4c.../Ethics-Prisons

Utilitarian and Kantian Ethics and War: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/771f170c-25fc-...04-e8881040b764

Utilitarian and Kantian Ethics: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/c001521f-8787-...55-80d44715934b

Ethics and WWII Prelim Answer: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/df74a089-5b85-...df-1e28d07f675d

Ethics and WWII Prelim Plan: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/51a54db7-d807-...73-fc6ed88230d3

bred

Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:01 PM

Plato

Plato Analogy between Sun and Form of the Good: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/1b1cdd06-95f1-...6f-c9f9a2187176

Plato Analogy between Sun and Form of the Good Teacher Criticisms: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/2206ebdd-cc95-...40-22b501cc4210

Plato Divided Line: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/1d2e067f-ddc0-...b2-674294834bbe

Plato Divided Line 2: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/8a7e3744-0d64-...b5-4ccc73526e0d

Plato Philosopher Ruler: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/e48849da-2b0d-...1b-ec448d4df01b

Plato plan: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/8b844f93-305f-...ba-8a11c00c3ff1

Plato Three Similies: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/da28a883-7acd-...51-adfd0fa9b32f

Reality in Gothika: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/3bbe5f5e-7771-...c2-b43b08d0beba

Prelim questions: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/cb49adc3-94b6-...66-a852cb47db75

star1

Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:38 PM

hey bred
thank you so much for all the links!!!!
xxxxxxxxxx

bred

Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:22 AM

No prob. A few more:

Free will essay plan: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/59e5a0ba-ba75-...77-a08a27616168

Free will answer: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/cccb512c-0482-...4b-72c8e426b1d6

Reality and the Matrix: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/e6d97bd5-4b11-...42-d7d4f269504b

A few quotes: http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/5a2d7f06-33ac-...90-8e9eb5194270

Amy Renee

Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:35 PM

I'm sitting Higher Philosophy next year. I'm really excited about it. smile.gif

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