Indian philosophical perspectives: Applied ethics in ancient period
M Vijaya SM Indira, K Remi Rajani
Applied ethics is one of the most influential branches of philosophy and it has become a useful tool of decision making in society. So more than working in the realms of academic moral philosophy, applied ethics, surpasses academic moral philosophy and achieves the status of philosophy of social purpose. This working of applied ethics as fulfilling the demands of social purpose is regular, systematic and continuous. Applied ethics is viewed as the reflective philosophy of the modern age. It gives importance to reflective actions of human beings, both as an individual and as a group, so as to reduce the negative consequences of actions, The historical reasons for the development of applied ethics are rather complex and diverse. The main point behind developing applied ethics is that ‘how best we can do those things that we all agree ought to be done’.In all the Indian Philosophical systems there is not a single instance of antagonism towards nature. Whether it is Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharatha or Puranas, all preach about the holy relation between man and nature.