Dimensions of Ethics

Dimensions of Ethics


Essence and consequences of Ethics
Previous year questions

  1. What does ethics seek to promote in human life? Why is it all the more important in public administration? (2014)
  2. What do you understand by ‘values’ and ‘ethics’? In what way is it important to be ethical along with being professionally competent? (2013)
  3. What is meant by ‘crisis of conscience’? Narrate one incident in your life when you were faced with such a crisis and how you resolved the same (2013)
  4. What do you understand by the term ‘voice of conscience’? How do you prepare yourself to heed to the voice of conscience? (2013)

RAG Topics

 

 

  1. Ethical pitfalls
  2. Benefits of Ethical actions

 

  1. Ethics and values

 

  1. Voice of conscience

Quick bytes

  1. Honesty is not only morally right, it’s also efficient. In a culture where everyone tells the truth, you can save a lot of time double-checking.
  2. Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth – Chanakya

Practice questions

  1. One of the proverb says “A thief is a thief whether he steal a Diamond or a Cucumber”. Does that mean even small mal-practices/lies are treated as unethical practices? Elaborate


Dimensions of ethics
Previous year questions

  1. What in meant by ‘environmental ethics? Why is it important to study? Discuss any one environmental issue from the viewpoint of environmental ethics. (2015)
  2. It is often said that ‘politics’ and ‘ethics’ do not go together. What is your opinion in this regard? Justify your answer with illustrations.
  3. The current society is plagued with widespread trust-deficit. What are the consequences of this situation for personal well-being and for societal well-being? What can you do at the personal level to make yourself trustworthy? (2014)
  4. Differentiate between the following (200 words) (2015)
    1. Law and Ethics
    2. Ethical management and Management of ethics
    3. Discrimination and Preferential treatment
    4. Personal ethics and Professional ethics
  5. What do you understand by ‘ Ethical Human Conduct’? In what way is it important to be ethical along with being professionally competent (Sample)

RAG Topics

 

 

  1. Ethics of Refugee crisis
  2. Bioethics
  3. Medical Ethics
  4. Military Ethics
  5. Political Ethics
  6. Business ethics

 

  1. Honesty vs Efficiency
  2. Virtue Ethics
  3. Private and Public Ethics

 

  1. Personal & professional ethics
  2. Environmental ethics

Quick bytes

  1. Law is obedience to the enforceable ; Ethics is obedience to the unenforceable

Practice questions

  1. Discuss how ethics can provide answers to questions like “What is the best way for people to live?” and “What actions are right or wrong in particular circumstances?”
  2. What is the difference between moral and ethical obligations? Does each country have the moral obligation towards the current refugee crisis? Analyze its pros & cons
  3. How performing arts are helpful in overall personality development? (Source)
  4. Discuss the foundation principles of Medical ethics with examples.


Lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators
Previous year questions

  1. Given are two quotations of moral thinkers/philosophers. For each of these, bring out what it means to you in the present context
  2. “The weak can never forgive; forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ (150 words) (10)
  3. ‘We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.’ (150 words) (2015)
  4. Which eminent personality has inspired you the most in the context of ethical conduct in life? Give the gist of his/her teachings giving specific examples, describe how you have been able to apply these teachings for your own ethical development. (2014)
  5. Given below are three quotations of great moral thinkers/philosophers. For each of these quotations, bring out what it means to you in the present context: (each quote for 10 marks and 150 words=total 30 marks) (2013)
    1. “There is enough on this earth for every one’s need but for no one’s greed.” Mahatma Gandhi.
    2. “Nearly all men can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”—Abraham Lincoln
    3. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.”—Aristotle
  6. Which great Indian personality has inspired you the most as a role model and how have you been able to benefit in your own life by such an inspiration? (Sample)

RAG Topics

 

 

  1. Your Role Model

 

  1. Famous Quotes

 

  1. Indian vs Western teachings

Quick bytes

    1. “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

  1. Gandhiji’s seven sins

Practice questions

  1. What do you understand by below quote of Swami Vivekananda? The senses say, “Myself first ” ethics says, “I must hold myself last “


Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values
Previous year questions

  1. Social values are more important than economic values. Discuss the above statement with examples in the context of inclusive growth of a nation. (150 words) (2015)
  2. Some people feel that values keep changing with time and situation, while others strongly believe that there are certain universal and eternal human values. Give your perception in this regard with due justification. (2013)

RAG Topics

 

 

  1. Role of mother and teacher in inculcating values

 

  1. Family as a source of ethical educatio

 

  1. Universal & eternal human values
  2. Social and economic values

Quick bytes

  1. Give me good mother, I will give you a good nation – Napoleon
  2. Behind every corrupt individual is a corrupt family
  3. The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home

Practice questions

  1. Is the increasing nuclear families a leading cause for the ethical illiteracy among the youths?

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