GS-IV: Ethics and Human Interface

What is Meta-ethics? How understanding of Meta-ethics is helpful for a public servant?

Meta-ethics is a branch of ethics that explores the nature of ethical thought and language. It addresses questions such as: What is the meaning of moral terms like “good” and “bad”? How do we come to have moral beliefs? How ..

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Why is ethics called a normative science? Explain with suitable examples.

Normative science is a field of study that deals with the evaluation of actions, policies, or systems based on moral or normative standards. It is concerned with determining what ought to be rather than what is. Ethics is one of ..

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With suitable examples, discuss how Ethics and Morality are related but distinct concepts.

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that examines moral principles and behaviour. It is concerned with determining what is right and wrong, good and bad in human conduct. Ethics is a systematic study of moral principles, which are often defined ..

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Explain how can the philosophical study of ethics help a public servant to make moral decisions?

The philosophical study of ethics can be useful for a public servant in several ways: Understanding ethical theories: By studying different ethical theories, such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, public servants can gain a deeper understanding of the underlying ..

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Explain the four branches of ethics with suitable examples.

The four branches of ethics are: Meta-ethics: This branch of ethics deals with the nature of moral principles and the meaning of moral language. It examines questions such as “What is the nature of moral statements?”, “What is the meaning ..

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With suitable examples, explain that “Ethics is a science of values”.

Ethics is the branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of moral conduct and the evaluation of human behavior. It is the science of values that examines what is good and bad, right and wrong, and what we ought ..

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