A whole unit in the Ethics Paper (GS 4) is dedicated to the contribution of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world. This is one unit which is extremely important from the examination point of you. This is mainly because of the following three reasons

  • Direct Questions on thinkers are asked every year without fail by UPSC. More than 15 questions have been asked in this topic since 2013. On an average more than 1 question per year.
  • Quotation based questions are again another favourite which is being asked every year. Often these quotations are the ones given by moral thinkers and philosophers
  • The ideas of the thinkers and moral philosophers, lessons from their lives, the quotations given them offer a rich content for adding value to your answers across all questions in the paper, including the Case Studies

Apart from the above mentioned explicit benefits, the life lessons from the lives of thinkers and philosophers can also be extensively used in your Essay paper to bring originality and innovativeness to your Essay.

However, often aspirants just try to mug up some of the ideas of these thinkers without understanding them properly and without analysing their current day relevance. This means that even when they manage to mug up some information, the quality of answers written is often poor.

Also, this is one unit in the entire Ethics Paper about which the aspirants are a little fearful and confused. How many thinkers are to be covered, in what depth should each of them be studied, how to use their ideas in answer writing etc are some of the confusions prevailing in the minds of the aspirants.

Our Thinkers and Philosophers Module is meticulously designed to help you resolve these very confusions. It offers immense conceptual clarity, simplifies the understanding of the ideas proposed by philosophers, empowers you with just the right amount of relevant content and teaches you the art of using the information in your answers.