Topic– Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
7) Ethics and morals seem to appear similar on the face of it, but if one analyzes deeply, there is a subtle difference. Discuss with an example.(250 words)
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the meaning and scope of ethics and morals and discuss in what ways are they similar and in what ways do the differ. We have to illustrate our discussion with the help of an example.
Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question and all the related and important aspects of the question, in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few lines about how the two words are used interchangeably, except when it comes to academic, legal, religious and similar contexts.
- Define both the terms individually. Give a simple and c complete definition.
- Discuss the similarities between the two. E.g Both morality and ethics loosely have to do with distinguishing the difference between “good and bad” or “right and wrong”; It is now common to refer to ethical judgments or to ethical principles where it once would have been more accurate to speak of moral judgments or moral principles; Much of the confusion between these two words can be traced back to their origins etc.
- Discuss the differences between the two terms. E.g The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group or culture vs a personal compass of right and wrong; external social system vs internal social system etc.
Conclusion– Based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.