TOPIC : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in
human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
6)Ethics for ancient Greeks referred not only to the theoretical discussion about the topic but essentially the actual practice of it. Comment.(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question wants to know our opinion on,” whether ancient Greeks not only discussed ethics but also incorporated them into their daily life “. we have to justify our opinion.
Comment-we have to take a stand and form a personal opinion on the given statement. We have to justify our answer with arguments/ examples/ facts.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– mention the core philosophy of ancient greeks- Aretē, which means an excellence of strength or ability, and is ultimately bound up with the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function: the act of living up to one’s full potential.
Body– discuss in points, how Greek philosophers were practically ethical in their life.
E.g Socrates drank poison but did not give up what he felt was the truth, Aristotle’s analyses of the good life in the Nicomachean Ethics and the Eudemian Ethics, in which he focuses on the central topic of good and bad character traits that is virtues and vices, the Greek cynics who live practically the life of a beggar, Socratian frugality, condemnation of sophists, medical ethics- Hippocratic oath etc.
Conclusion- present a fair, concise and unbiased conclusion on the given statement and briefly mention the resemblances with ancient Indian philosophy.