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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Print * "Stem Cells: A Moral Dilemma," Macleans, August 27, 2001, pp.
Their moral reasoning was characterized by a concern for all the people involved in the in moral dilemma.
So while the library patron researching a consumer product is probably not solving a moral dilemma, she is using information to rationalize her choices and increase her practical autonomy.
This is at the core of what's known as a moral dilemma.
Hayate's political and moral dilemma epitomizes the complex situation of many feminists in the Arab world, probably in the entire Third World, in which they have to simultaneously fight male power and colonial power.
The fire chief said: "I am faced with the moral dilemma of having to stand at the end of the jetty and watch a ship on fire and not having a properly- trained team to deal with it.
I see no reason to suppose that Pemberton faced a moral dilemma, for the various elements he considered bear no obvious moral weight.
The Reverend Septimus Harding, whose moral dilemma is the central story of Warden, The (1855), reappears amid the ecclesiastical disputes of Barchester Towers (1857).
The moral dilemma is that the "foxes" are devouring those whom they are legally-bound to protect - most horrifically - innocent children and their protective, primary caretakers.
The love triangle issue is still active for Juliet but the thrust of the plot and character development is focused on the Prometheus moral dilemma and fans of the first novel will not be disappointed.
This presents too much of a moral dilemma for us to explore here about the proximity of pornography in reality," he said.
00pm A complicated moral dilemma lies at the heart of the latest episode.