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) What do you understand by war ethics? Do you agree ‘Everything is fair in love and war’? Elucidate.(250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon
Why this question:
The question intends to discuss the indispensability of ethics in human life. One must discuss how the purpose of war ethics is to help decide what is right or wrong, both for individuals and countries.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the nuances associated with war ethics in detail.
Structure of the answer:
Elucidate – Give 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.
In a few introductory lines appreciate what you understand by War ethics.
Explain first the circumstances, ethical angles involved in wars. Then move to explain the meaning of Everything is fair in love and war. The ends justify the means when it comes to love and war. When you are fighting a war, it is important to do what you have to in order to win the war. You can’t expect someone to play fair in war when their survival is on the line. When going for love it is also important to do as much as you can for the people that you love. Such questions are best answered using examples.
Conclude by reasserting significance of ethics.