Topic: ethical dilemmas
7. Are ethical dilemmas which philosophers discuss too remote from administrative situations? Discuss.(250 words)
Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by G Subba Rao and P N Roy Chowdhury
Why this question:
The question is based on the ethical dilemmas and how they differ from theoretical perspectives and real administrative situations.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the gaps in addressing the ethical dilemmas that exist in reality and those explained and analyzed by the philosophers..
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
First explain what ethical dilemmas are.
Such answers are best explained with examples, one can explain various philosophers and their approach to resolve ethical dilemmas and highlight why often their approach cannot be simulated as is in real public administration scenario. Give examples and suggest what should be done.
Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.