099 - Contribution of Moral Thinkers
"The earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So we have to hand over to them at least as it was handed over to us."Explain the implicit environment ethics in above Gandhian quote.
In the above quotation, Mahatma Gandhi has tried to explain the importance of natural resources to mankind and has cautioned people from dangers lingering over the resources due to unrestricted materialism and consumerism. In general, we have complete ownership and rights on usage of properties inherited from our forefathers. On the other hand, when we ..
Religion creates community, community creates altruism and altruism turns us away from self and towards the common good. Altruism is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions.a) Is any altruistic action always at the expense of the self and is synonymous to self-negation?b) Some philosophers and scientists argue that there is no such thing as true altruism. Give your opinion on the same.
Altruism is referred to as the principle and moral tradition of concern for the happiness of other human beings or anything that lives. It appears in both material and spiritual quality of life. Sometimes it is a conventional purity in many cultures and a core perspective of various religious cultures and secular views. The act ..
Socrates says in Euthyphro that the holy or pious is holy or pious because it is loved by the gods.a. What do you understand by this statement of Socrates?b. Do you agree with his argument? Why?
In Euthyphro, the statement that the holy or pious is holy or pious because it is loved by the gods means that what is viewed as morally good is morally good because it is commanded by all the gods. Hence, if people view an action as morally good, then it is so because it is ..
Explain Dr. B R Ambedkar's notions of civil liberty. What do you infer about Ambedkar's attitude from these notions? Discuss.
As per Dr. Ambedkar, there are two categories of liberty viz. Civil Liberty and Political Liberty. Civil liberty includes Liberty of movement, Liberty of speech (including writing) and Liberty of action. Political liberty consists in right to share in the framing of laws and in the making and unmaking of governments. It is not mere ..