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.
7) Distinguish between Deontological ethics and Teleological ethics. Can Utilitarianism be considered as a flawless philosophy? Explain with an example. (250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon publications.
Why this question:
The question is pertaining to the basic types of ethics, it is about comparing and contrasting the differences between Deontological ethics and Teleological ethics. And later the concept of Utilitarianism as a universal philosophy in Ethics.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must bring out briefly the classified types of ethics and then distinguish between Deontological ethics and Teleological ethics. One has to then clearly explain how Utilitarianism is a universal principle or philosophy that stands above all.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Start with importance of ethics in life.
Discuss briefly what you understand by Deontological ethics and Teleological ethics, how are they different in their approaches, what are the commonalities if any between the two, which one weighs over the other.
Then move on to discuss the significance of Utilitarianism as a concept in ethics that universally applies to every aspect in life. Discuss its philosophical aspects ,provide for examples of each.
Signify the importance of the all the different types of philosophies in ethics.