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6) Can we have a common framework, which can ensure ethical behaviour on part of men/ women as well as the state, in today’s society. Discuss any four principles of such a framework. (250 words)

Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

6) Can we have a common framework, which can ensure ethical behaviour on part of men/ women as well as the state, in today’s society. Discuss any four principles of such a framework. (250 words)

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Why this question

In ethics, one of the fundamental questions is how do we know what is the correct behaviour on part of people or the state. What should be the criteria used it to judge our decisions. The issue is related to gs4 syllabus under the following heading-

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to devise a framework based on certain key principles and which could be used to ensure that men as well as the state behave in an ethical manner. We have to determine the priorities and Express over opinion on the top four of them.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- mention that human behaviour/ judgement is guided by different sources and varies under different circumstances.

Body

  1. Highlight the commonly used sources for guiding decision making.

Adhering to a set of rules or duties

Focusing on the consequences of your actions

Emphasizing the intrinsic character of actors

Faith, accepting a higher power.

  1. Briefly mention the nature of the present society where borders are irrelevant and priorities and problems are different. Then based on your opinion mention the four key principles that could form a framework to ensure ethical behaviour.

Take help of the article attached to the question. You will get 3 principles from the article and you need to figure one by yourself.

Conclusion– form a concise, fair and a balanced opinion on the given statement based on your own understanding and opinion.

 

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