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How to address Ethics Questions?

How to address Ethics Questions based on Quotation?

  1. Explain the meaning of the Quotation.
  2. Who said it? The context in which it was said?
  3. Can the Quotation be broken down into sub-parts?
  4. Is there a counter-Narrative to the statement?
  5. Present India-centric angle, if any.
  6. Write examples to support the Argument and not replace them.
  7. Preset if possible Who, How, Why, What, When, Where angle.
  8. Write philosophical answers and not necessarily administration-centric.
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How to address Ethics Questions based directly on Keywords?

  1. Define the term in brief. E.g. Ethical dilemma – faced by a moral agent when any act/choice invariably leads to a compromise on at least one moral principle.
  2. Give relative examples
  3. Present India-centric angle.

How to address Ethics Questions based on Opinion?

  1. Try framing better examples (unique ones) for all keywords
    • E.g. – 2nd ARC – Clear preference to means over ends.
  2. Define keywords, if any.
  3. Write examples to support the Argument.

Read: Basics of Ethics: GS Paper 4

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