The Ethical Act of Voting

Sarukkai, Sundar (2019) The Ethical Act of Voting. The Hindu, 18 April 2019.


Download (79kB) | Preview
Abstract: It is the duty of having to act not for individual benefit, but for the benefit of the larger society. There is a puzzling trait that is pervasive and human. It is that we often judge others with a different yardstick than with which we judge ourselves. When I visit an organisation, there is always somebody who complains that their colleagues do not work at all. Ironically, the colleagues also say the same thing about others in the organisation. Our self-perception is often at odds with the way others see us. This is also part of a deeper human malaise: we think others are wrong and we are right in our beliefs and opinions. Elections exemplify these tendencies very well.
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: School of Humanities > Philosophy
Programmes > Philosophy Programme
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2019 09:07
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 09:07
Official URL:
Related URLs:
    Funders: UNSPECIFIED
    Projects: UNSPECIFIED

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item