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Paper Analysis Dec-2019: Western Ethics and Moderately Difficult Questions-Applied Ethics

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8 Main Topics

  • Indian Philosophy

  • Modern Indian & Western Thinkers

  • Logic

  • Western Philosophy

  • Indian Ethics

  • Western Ethics

  • Socio-Pol : Indian

  • Socio Pol: Western

Western Ethics

1. Which of the following statements match with emotive theory of ethics

  1. the function of ethical language is to express feelings

  2. if a statement is not verifiable by observation, it is not tautologous

  3. ethics predicates are factual


  1. Only a

  2. b and c only

  3. a and c only

  4. a, b and c


2. Which one of the following theories maintains the principles that the severity of punishment should be directly proportional to the seriousness of crime ?

  1. Deterrent theory

  2. Retributive theory

  3. Reformative theory


  1. A and B

  2. C only

  3. A only

  4. B only

Theories of Punishment

3. Who among the following feminist thinkers argue that women have been given dependent derivative status as the other of man as the product of her upbringing in society and challenged Freud’s dictum anatomy is destiny

  1. Mary Wollstonecraft

  2. Simone de Beauvoir

  3. Carole Pateman

  4. Betty Friedan


4. Given below are two statements- one is labelled as assertion (A) and the other as reason ®

Assertion: Reason must be taken as moral standard

Reason: Happiness cannot be taken as moral standard

Choose the correct option in context of Kantian ethics

  1. Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A

  2. Both A and R are true, and R is not the correct explanation of A

  3. A is true and R is false

  4. A is false and R is true

Kant’s Moral Theory

5. Which one of the following has maintained that moral language is prescriptive

  1. Ross

  2. Moore

  3. Hare

  4. Ayer

Prescriptivism: Rm Hare

6. Match the following

List I

  1. Spencer

  2. Mackenzie

  3. Sidgwick

  4. Kant

List II

  1. Data of ethics

  2. Metaphysics of Morals

  3. A manual of ethics

  4. Methods of ethics

Authors & Literature

Moderately Difficult Questions- Applied Ethics

1. Which of the following ethical principles form the underlying assumption of Peter Singer’s views in Applied Ethics

  1. Duty for Duty’s sake

  2. Golden Mean

  3. Maximum amount of happiness for maximum number of people

  4. Intrinsic value of all objects

Animal Rights

2. Which one of the following issues comes under the purview of Business Ethics?

  1. Corporate moral agency

  2. Corporate moral responsibility

  3. Corporate social responsibility

  4. Advertising

Business Ethics

Socio-Political Philosophy- Indian

1. To create doubt in the mind of the enemy amount to which of the following Upayas as mentioned in Arthashastra?

  1. Sama

  2. Dama

  3. Dnada

  4. Bheda

Kautilya: State Administration

2. Which of the following is not enumerated by Kautilya as an essential organ of the state

  1. Danda

  2. Mitra

  3. Durga

  4. Jnana pada

Kautilya- Seven Pillars of Statecraft

3. According to Kautilya’s Arthashastra, the authority vested in the Kind to make law is derived from which of the following sources?

  1. Dharma, Vyavhara, Charita, Rajasasana

  2. Dharma, Vyavhastha, Charita, Rajasasana

  3. Ishvara, Janasasana, Charita, Rajasasana

  4. Ishvara, Janapada, Charita, Trayi

Kautilya: Sovereignty

4. According to Kamandakiya Nitisara, the term Trayi refers to

  1. Bhagavgita, Upanishads, Brahmasutras

  2. Rk, Yajur and Sama

  3. Smrtis, Srutis, Upanishads

  4. Aryankas, Smrtis and Upanishads

Kamandaki: Nitisara

Socio-Political Philosophy- Western

1. Which one of the following holds the view that “ civil law alone is the supreme court of appeal in all cases of right and wrong”?

  1. Mill

  2. Hobbes

  3. Descartes

  4. Locke

Hobbes: Social Contract Theory

2. The state withers away in the end, who among the following advocates this

  1. Berlin

  2. Williams

  3. Rawls

  4. Marx

Marx: Critique of Capitalism

3. Which of the following is not true of Will Kymlicka’s views regarding multiculturalism

  1. He advocates a theory of mirror representation

  2. He seeks to replace the individualistic model of representation by model of group representation

  3. A group should be represented in proportion to its numbers in the population at large

  4. The groups cannot refuse the provisions of their separate representation

Multiculturalism- Will Kymlicka

4. Who among the following can be said to have discovered a method of making procedural justice an instrument of meeting the requirement of substantive justice?

  1. Bernard Williams

  2. John Rawl’s

  3. Robert Nozick

  4. Dworkin

John Rawls: Liberalism

5. Isaiah Berlin associated the idea of negative liberty chief with which of the following?

  1. Classical Marxism

  2. Later Marxism

  3. Classical Liberal Tradition

  4. Communitarianism

Berlin: Conceptions of Liberty