Topic: moral and political attitudes.
7. Popular morality and moral attitudes differ from the theories of moral philosophers. Discuss. (150 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start by elaborating on the concept of popular morality.
Write about aspects such as what is accepted within the realms of popular morality, is it static and based on cultural notions and dictums. Cite examples
Next, mention differing of popular morality from the theories of moral philosophers – both positive and negative impact – substantiate with examples.
Conclude by stating a balanced opinion.