AS ETHICS PAST PAPER QUESTIONS AO1 AND AO2 (ETHICS ONLY)

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ETHICS PAST PAPER QUESTIONS
AO1 AND AO2 (ETHICS ONLY)
Explain how a follower of Natural Law theory might approach the issues
surrounding abortion (25 marks)
`Natural Law has no serious weaknesses'. Discuss. (10 marks)
Explain the Preference Utilitarianism of Peter Singer. (25 marks)
To what extent is Preference Utilitarianism the best form of
Utilitarianism? (10 marks)
Explain the theories of ethical and religious pacifism. (25 marks)
Assess the claim that killing in war is more justifiable than other types of
killing. (10 marks)
Explain the difference between the Hypothetical and Categorical
Imperatives. (25 marks)
How useful is Kant's theory when considering embryo research? (10
marks)
Explain the difference between Act and Rule Utilitarianism. (25 marks)
To what extent is Utilitarianism a useful method of making decisions
about euthanasia? (10 marks)
Explain Kant's argument for using the Categorical Imperative. (25 marks)
`The universalisation of maxims by Kant cannot be defended.' Discuss (10
marks)
Explain how a moral relativist might approach the issues raised by
abortion. (25 marks)
`A relativist approach to the issues raised by abortion lead to wrong
moral choices.' Discuss. (10 marks)
Explain how the followers of the ethics of the religion you have studied
make ethical decisions. (25 marks)
`Morality and religion are separate.' Discuss. (10 marks)
Explain the differences between absolute and relative morality. (25
marks)
`Relativist theories give no convincing reason why people should be
good.' Discuss. (10 marks)
Explain the main strengths of Mill's Utilitarianism. (25 marks)
`Utilitarianism can lead to wrong moral decisions.' Discuss. (10 marks)

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