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The concept of rights plays a central role in contemporary moral and ethical frameworks, guiding our understanding of permissible actions and just institutions. Elaborate.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;

6. The concept of rights plays a central role in contemporary moral and ethical frameworks, guiding our understanding of permissible actions and just institutions. Elaborate. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2024 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how Moral philosophies guide our moral compass to describe conscience, our inner sense of right and wrong offers a framework to guide our actions.

Directive:

Elaborate – 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:

Introduction:

Start by describing what you understand by the concept rights in modern day.

Body:

Elaborate on how the moral rights aids in deciding what right from is wrong. Use examples to substantiate your points. Example, Rights Theory that obligates us to respect the rights of others and live up to our obligations towards them.

Conclusion:

Complete by summarising.