Ethics and Human Interface


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                                    1. With suitable examples, explain the meaning of "ethics of duty". How it is different from "ethics of responsibility"?
                                    2. What do you understand by moral vulnerabilities? Bring out the two moral vulnerabilities recognized by you in yourself. How do you think that you can overcome these moral vulnerabilities?
                                    3. Difference Between Humanistic and Religious Approaches to Ethics.
                                    4. Consequentialist and Non-consequentialist Approaches to Ethics.
                                    5. While keeping in foci the religious and national differences, discuss the challenge of developing a global ethical perspective.
                                    6. Draw connections between the ethical challenges of biotechnology and ethical issues related to abortion, animal welfare, and personal privacy.
                                    7. The lines of distinction between meta ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics are often blurry
                                    8. The value of empathy comes not from understanding the other person's feelings, but what you do as a result of this. (a)Describe empathy as a value. (b)Narrate an event when you actually felt empathy. How was it helpful for the other person?
                                    9. We are driven by our values and constrained by our norms, not only by external factors. However, not all values are on the same footing. There are primary, secondary, and even higher order values.a)Bring out two primary values of your own. b)To what extent do you think there can be value conflicts when you are serving others?
                                    10. Despite that "living will" seems to be a corollary to passive euthanasia, why there is opposition to living will? Critically examine.
                                    11. If ethics is defined as a system of right and wrong, and as a means to live accordingly, how does etiquette differ from ethics? Discuss
                                    12. It is said the biggest problem is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Examine this claim in the context of the assumptions of rational ethical decision making.
                                    13. Differentiate between Moral Absolutism, Moral Relativism and Moral Nihilism.
                                    14. What are the ethical concerns regarding Capital Punishment? Should India do away with the capital punishment? Argue.
                                    15. Differentiate between "Passive Euthanasia"and "Living Will". Throw light on the ethical concerns involved in legalising these concepts in India.
                                    16. Why the UN agencies have called for a worldwide ban on virginity testing?
                                    17. How far does the idea of ethical intuitionism relevant in today�s society?
                                    18. How Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of the rich as trustees drives wealthy to be agents of change?
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