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Virtue and Vice: Various Perspectives

Virtue and Vice

Greek Philosophers believed virtue as excellence of any kind. A virtue is a character trait or quality that is valued as good, by the society. Virtues generally further the good of the society and the individual. It is a disposition of the character to act in an appropriate and beneficial way.

Virtues can be seen in the context of values. A value is a core yardstick of measuring the desirability and appropriateness of the things we observe around. Every individual abides by some values that guide his actions and beliefs. Likewise, every society upholds certain values that are valued as important for the establishment of a good life. However, it is not necessary that an individual’s values are in conformity to the social values. Read More…

IAS Mains 2014 GS-4 Question Paper

UPSC conducted the IAS Mains 2014 GS-4 paper on December 17, 2014 in the afternoon session.

Here is the question paper.

Analysis and answer key will put posted soon…

GS4.1 GS4.2 GS4.3 GS4.4 GS4.5 GS4.6 GS4.7 GS4.8 Read More…