Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance;
6) Discuss some of the philosophical dilemmas faced by the present generation, as part of a modern society.(250 words)
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about some of the philosophical dilemmas faced by the present generation, as part of a modern society.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about how the present age is different from the previous ages- growing consumerism; increasing role of technology; stress on individualism etc.
Discuss in points/ paragraphs, the philosophical dilemmas faced by the present generation. E.g We all like to be free to say what we think – nobody should have the right to censor us, or to threaten us with harm if we don’t shut up. At the same time, most of us would accept that context matters, and that what some people say can cause harm to others; In a globalised world where supply chains reach all around the globe, it’s almost impossible to know the stories behind the assembly of all the items in your wardrobe and office- Given our general awareness of these facts, is it wrong to buy a product whose production probably depends on harsh conditions further up the supply chain? Should we, for example, boycott products until those selling them provide assurances about how they were made, even if that bumps the price up a bit?; the dilemma of immigration and immigration controls; when social norms appal us, we should realise that those who obey them are typically conforming. Not conforming can lead to ostracisation, sometimes for entire families, which can then impact on the next generation when trying to find spouses of their own. Strange as it may sound to us, conformity, hard as it may be, can still be the rational choice etc.
Conclusion- based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.