Topic:Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
7) Explain the concept of ‘Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed’.also discuss to what extent is it relevant today in determining ethical conduct of an individual?(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question aims to analyse the chanikya neeti of Saam, daam, dand, bhed and its significance in shaping ethics.
Key demand of the question:
One must elaborate on the philosophy and its significance to ethics as a subject.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the meaning of saam,daam,dand,bhed.
The modern global diplomacy revolves around the principle of ‘saam, daam, dand, bhed’ (persuade, purchase, punish, and exploit the weakness). His Arthashastra elevates the state to a position where service to it entails imperatives unknown to morality.
Then move onto explain the application of this philosophy in day to day life, governance, international relations etc.
Conclude with significance.