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Ethics is the “science of conduct” that guides human conduct to lead him a better life.  Elucidate.

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.

6. Ethics is the “science of conduct” that guides human conduct to lead him a better life.  Elucidate. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications.

Why the question:

The question is about discussing the role of ethics in better human conduct.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the impact of ethics on human conduct and justify how it can prove to be the science of conduct.


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.

Structure of the answer:


Start with definition of Ethics.


Explain that today human being is regarded as techno-economic entity. Modem men believe that science will solve all the mysteries of the world. At the same time man has forgotten to foster a spirit of unity for the ideal application of scientific insights towards a peaceful social order. Consequently, the so-called modernization brings agonies of inequality, disharmony, alienation etc. Here the message of love, nonviolence and the vision of moral order are imperatives for building a quality of life. Ethics is the philosophical reflective study in formulating moral ideals.

Ethics is traditionally regarded as the science of rightness and wrongness, goodness and badness of human conduct. Explain with relevant examples and justify.


Conclude with importance.