Some Advice on how to approach Paper 2

  Now that the summer 2014 examination is over, it is time to take stock of what can be learnt for the future. Since the very format of the questions remains the same and is, therefore, an invariable component of the examination, it remains an imperative for all candidates and all their teachers, to prepare and anticipate their potential responses to future exam questions. Paper 2 is a case in point as it is meant to test the candidate’s knowledge of the ...

Why Global Ethics Matters

Among the eight possible choices of the Philosophy optional themes, it seems that the one focusing on  People, Nations and Cultures best encapsulates the very spirit of the IB Diploma.  Since every Higher Level  Philosophy candidate has to choose two themes from the eight on the syllabus, why not combine Theories and Problems of Ethics with topical issues such as the impact of globalization on traditional cultures or the future role of international institutions in an ever-changing  world. Global ethics ...