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Worsening ecological ethics is one of the principal reasons for Environmental degradation. Discuss.

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 Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

6.  Worsening ecological ethics is one of the principal reasons for Environmental degradation. Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications

Why this question:

The question is themed around the topic of ecological ethics and its significance.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance and relevance of understanding ecological ethics and its correlation with environmental degradation.


Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:


Briefly explain what ecological ethics is.


Discuss that ecological Ethics are moral principles that guide human attitude towards the environment, rules of conduct for environment care and preservation. Deteriorating ecological ethics is being reflected in changing man-nature relationship due to technological advancements, especially after the Industrial Revolution which resulted in wide scale deforestation and land degradation thus leading to environmental degradation.

Highlight some relevant examples to justify the question and suggest solutions to address the issue.


Conclude that there is need for a balanced developmental model like that of Sustainable development where role of ethics, duty, responsibility-based decisions are taken at an individual level as well as societal level.