Ethical Dilemma

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Ethical Dilemma

A difficulty in which one is presented with two equally good (or equally bad) options and the correct decision is not immediately apparent. For example, the manager of a company may be put in a position in which she must choose between the interests of her employees and her investors.
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Plot: A married Mennonite living a quiet simple lifestyle in rural Mexico, experiences a moral dilemma as a result of his passionate and public affair with Marianne, a neighbour.
Based on the bestselling novel by ML Stedman, The Light Between Oceans is a handsome period romance that invites us to wrestle with the same agonizing moral dilemma as Tom and Isabel.
Despite Frank's protests, Geoffrey and Wendy offer to pay to send Charlie to send him to be privately educated, which presents Lee and Lucy with a moral dilemma.
The study confirms that genuine concern for others' pain plays a causal role in moral dilemma judgments, Iacoboni said.
The eyes of Sister Julienne, right, are opened when she is seconded to a maternity ward and is impressed by how new technology is being used to help the mothers, but she is left with a moral dilemma after assisting on a traumatic birth.
Her mission is in danger; she is faced with a moral dilemma and she must decide how far she can trust Kieran and how to rescue her brother without endangering the people she is told to turn over.
When people were asked to make a decision between actions considering all aspects of the moral dilemma, a different brain area seemed to step in.
Youve probably seen those intriguing trailers already, so like all of John Simm's other dramas, this three-part series will be A) good, B) he'll play a decent bloke haunted by a moral dilemma. True to type, he's a detective who was in a car accident (so far, so Ashes To Ashes) and doesn't wake up in the 1970s, but as a wrongly accused murder suspect who goes on the run.
This article explores using films to spark moral dilemma discussions and thereby promote critical thinking and character education for global citizenship in elementary classrooms.
But his main point revolves around immigrations moral dilemma: "If you knew someone who was 'illegal'" he writes, "would you tell?"
The final experiment included both a moral dilemma and a measure of selfishnessnes.
Philosophers use the phrase "moral dilemma" to describe ethically murky situations in which it is hard to discern the right thing to do.