Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics.
7. Ethics are less a goal than a pathway, less a destination than a trip, less an inoculation than a process. Illustrate. (250 words).
Reference : Ethics by Lexicon
Why this question:
The question is about evaluation of Ethics as a subject more of a process than mere end.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the evolution of “Ethics” as a process and not mere end.
Illustrate – means use examples; data, diagrams and charts to make it clearer (clarify by giving an example).
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines define what you understand by Ethics.
The answer needs to be a narrative of examples justifying that ethics doesn’t just mean the final end but the process that takes one to the end. Bring in philosophies of moral thinkers, ideologies that justify means are equally important as that of ends. Students must appreciate the answer mainly through a good set of examples in such questions.
Conclude with importance of Ethics in general.