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IGNOU Ethics Pdf Download For UPSC IAS Mains Examination

IGNOU Ethics Pdf Download For UPSC IAS Mains Examination. This pdf is useful for the students who are preparing for UPSC IAS Examination

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IGNOU Ethics Pdf Download For UPSC IAS Mains Examination

IGNOU Ethics Pdf Download For UPSC IAS Mains Examination

IGNOU Ethics Pdf Download For UPSC IAS Mains Examination

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(I) Introduction to Ethics

  • Unit-1 Nature and Scope of Ethics
  • Unit-2 Importance and Challenges of Ethics
  • Unit-3 Ethics in the History of Indian Philosophy
  • Unit-4 Ethics in the History of Western Philosophy

(II) Ethical Foundations

  • Unit-1 Human Values
  • Unit-2 Human Virtues
  • Unit-3 Human Rights
  • Unit-4 Human Duties

(III) Applied Ethics

  • Unit-1 International Ethics
  • Unit-2 Bioethics
  • Unit-3 Environmental Ethics
  • Unit-4 Media Ethics

(IV) Current Ethical Debates

  • Unit-1 Natural Moral Law
  • Unit-2 Deontology and Moral Responsibility
  • Unit-3 Discourse Ethics
  • Unit-4 Social Institutions



This unit aims at introducing the students to the philosophical need for Ethics starting from a brief discussion of Moral law and how the human person in his or her process of growth intuits the ethical principles. Discussions pertaining to the dynamics of morality is undertaken to show how on the one hand new situations call for new responses from the moral point of view and on the other hand, certain fundamentals of ethics remain the same in so far as there is something of a common human nature adequately understood.



While spelling out the importance of ethics in so far as it affects human conduct and behavior in the society, this unit seeks to respond to the some of the important challenges to ethics as a philosophical discipline particularly from certain approaches to make ethics itself relative. Thus we attempt to look at some of the figures in the tradition of Western Philosophy like Fletcher and Ginsberg, figures representing these challenging currents of thought and we offer an in-depth evaluation of their positions.



  • Give the students of philosophy general glimpse of ethics in Indian tradition.
  • To enable them to understand the ethical consciousness of India.and
  • To enumerate various ethical concepts of different Indian philosophical and religious traditions.



As Sir David Ross points out, in a classical work Foundations of Ethics, written over sixty years ago, there are, broadly speaking, two approaches to ethics. This is better known as the distinction between deontological and teleological ethics. The Greek word for an ‘end’, in the sense of a goal to be achieved, is telos. Hence, ‘teleological’ ethics comprises all those kinds of ethics which see the criterion of morality in terms of whether an action fulfills the overall total end of human life in general and of moral activity in particular.

The word ‘deontological’ was coined by the British moralist, Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), from the Greek word, deon, literally, that which is binding. Deontological ethics views morally good in terms of doing one’s duty. Deontology would be the science of moral duties. We shall see that these two approaches differ more in emphasis than anything else; they are not mutually exclusive water-tight compartments.

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