• General Studies – 1
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  • GENERAL ESSAY PAPER

Human values and Ethics in Human Action

  • IGNOU Material on Ethics
  • Lexicon on Ethics- Chronicle
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by G Subba Rao and PN Roy Chowdhary

2013 MAINS

  1. What do you understand by ‘values’ and ‘ethics’? In what way is it important to be ethical along with being professionally competent?
  2. (a) What do you understand by the term ‘voice of conscience’? How do you prepare yourself to heed to the voice of conscience?
    (b) What is meant by ‘crisis of conscience’? Narrate one incident in your life when you were faced with such a crisis and how you resolved the same.
  3. “The good of an individual is contained in the good of all”. What do you understand by this statement? How can this principle be implemented in public life?

2014 MAINS

  1.  “Human beings should always be treated as ‘ends’ in themselves and never as ‘means’.” Explain the meaning and significance of this statement, giving it’s implications in the modern techno-economic society.
  2. We are witnessing increasing instances of sexual violence against women in the country. Despite existing legal provisions against it, the number of such incidences is on the rise. Suggest some innovative measures to tackle this menace.

2015 MAINS

  1. Social values are more important than economic values. Discuss the above statement with examples in the context of inclusive growth of a nation.