Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
6) Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts on ethics are essentially practical and based on normative ethics. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question
The question is related to GS 4 syllabus under the following heading-
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to give an account of Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts on ethics and morality and then form an opinion on whether they were based on normative ethics and to what extent they were practical in nature.
Comment- we have to form a personal opinion on the above issue and provide necessary justification in its support.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Mention about the early life and overall contribution of Swami Vivekananda.
Body– Discuss in points, about the teachings, thoughts, quotations, works done by Swami Vivekananda on ethics and morality. Take help of the article attached with this question to frame your answer. You can also take help of other related articles to add to your answer.
Conclusion– Form a balanced and fair opinion on the issue of normative ethics and Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts.