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) “Ethics may be only instrumental, it may be only a means to an end, but it is a necessary means to an end”, comment.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is about evaluating ethics as a necessary means to an end.
Key demand of the question:
One has to account on the statement in the question with suitable examples wherever possible.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the principle of means and ends in ethics.
Discuss the significance of the statement in question; explain what you understand by means, why it is important along with the ends.
Explain various principles quoted by philosophers related to the above principle and justify your stand.
Conclude with your opinion.