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Rachit Raj
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Must go through these and try to use them in your answers and in solving case studies to get good
score and present good answer:::
1. Eudaimonia: A contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous.
2. Eudaimonism: Philosophy which believes in happiness.
Happiness for all: Altruism
Happiness for own: Egoism

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3. Egoism: Acting in terms of our own interest. Self interest above other aspects. Not
recommended
4. Epicureanism: Pleasure as the sole ultimate goal and pain as sole evil.(physical
pleasure,mental pleasure,spiritual pleasure) last two is more important
5. Hedonism: Physical pleasure is more important
6. Materialism: Everything in Universe is matter without any true spiritual or intellectual
existence.Material success and progress are highest values in life, very much prevalent these days.
7. Idealism: contrast to materialism. Reflects high standard(idea),reality is in some way mental
related to the contents and structure of mind.
8. Utilitarianism: We should act to create the greatest good for greatest number.
9. Teleological: end results is important
10. Deontological: Duty matters here.Means is important. Eg: Mother Teresas case study
11. Cynicism: indifference to social convention and material comforts in order to concentrate on
self knowledge. Become self determining, hence free and live in accordance with nature.
12. Kantianism: Duty without expectation. Treat people as ends, not means.
13. Virtue ethics: you should be a good(virtuous) person with good conduct.
14. Natural Law of Ethics: we should act in accordance with our human nature and with the
natural laws of the Universe. Ethics are universal and objective. Objectivism vs relativism. Law
should be framed and followed according to morality not vice versa. Ethics are divine.
15. Sophism: Action could be good or bad depending on the circumstances. Easy ways to
succeed through clever arguments without regard for morality or truth.
16. Scholasticism: More attention to formal rules and book learning.
17. Nihilism: A complete rejection of all religious and moral principles ,an extreme form of
scepticism that maintains that nothing at all has a real existence. Nothing is truth.
18. Political Nihilism: advocates prior destruction of all existing political, social and religious
orders as a prerequisite for any future improvement.
19. Ethical Nihilism: Rejects the possibility of absolute moral or ethical values. Good and evil are
vague and related values are simply the result of social and emotional pleasures.
20. Pragmatism: Believe in being practical

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CL Verma
June 27, 2014 at 7:15 am

Just one word for your work :- FANTABULOUS ..


Who could think of a person, having cleared CSE and being AIR 3, so down-toearth and caring for the FELLOW aspirants ..
THANX from the core of my heart (on behalf of all fellow aspirants) .. GOD BLESS
YOU WITH EVER LASTING HAPPINESS ..
Keep on this HUMANELY TASK .. Keep rocking ..
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sushmi
June 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

thank u n now even more clear about dis.


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Anand Uthaman
June 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

Dear Rachit.
Amazing Post!!! Thanks
Could you kindly upload one of your ethics mock paper in this site?
You must have given at least one mock test in ethics, I guess.
It would be much more helpful
Awaiting your uploaded mock sheet. Thanks a zillion in advance. God bless!
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ABHINAV SAXENA
June 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

hi rachit,,,, congratulations for ur great success.


nice strategy for GS4,,, if u can upload your notes & answers than it would be great
help..
looking forward to your response.
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puja
June 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

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Hi Sir, plz answer following two questions


1) U started preparing in oct 2012 for prelims in may 2013 and till then u were in
KSG (and they have course pre cum mains from oct-march )so did u take any
coaching after clearing prelims also if yes was it ksg or some other institute
2)did u take coaching for ur optional also
plz reply sir
puja
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Yashasvini
June 28, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Hey, at the end of the post you have not mentioned the book for reference. Kindly
tell us the book to refer to.
Thanks!
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Rachit Raj (http://www.iasdream.com)


June 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Hi
You can refer to the book named Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by G Subba
Rao and P N Chowdhary.
Link : http://bit.ly/1mH9TyL (http://bit.ly/1mH9TyL)
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shyna
June 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

sir , will b very thankful if you pls upload the case studies you wrote in exam,it will

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give a clear practical idea that how to attempt them


thanks
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debashish
June 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

Thanks a lot sir for such guidance, pls also upload few case studies u wrote in
exam so that it can provide us clear direction thanks again
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