Read through these 25 moral dilemmas, and have a think about what you might do in each situation. The Trapped Mining Crew Heather is part of a four-person mining expedition.
Share8 Shares 5K Thankfully most of us do not come across dire situations that present a moral dilemma, but it is always a very interesting exercise to consider a dilemma and our reaction to it.
So, I now present you with a list of ten agonizing moral dilemmas, in no particular order.
Be sure to tell us what you would do in the comments. Concentration Camp You are an inmate in a concentration camp. A sadistic guard is about to hang your son who tried to escape and wants you to pull the chair from underneath him.
What should you do? Check out your personal principles with The Moral Life: The Accident You are an emergency worker that has just been called to the scene of an accident. When you arrive you see that the car belongs to your wife.
Fearing the worst you rush over to see she is trapped in her car with another man.
You reel back in shock, devastated by what her eyes have just told you. As you step back, the wreck in front of you comes into focus.
You see your wife is seriously hurt and she needs attention straight away. You look at the seat next to her and see her lover. It will only take about 5 minutes to stop, but it will mean your wife will definitely die.
If you tend to your wife however, the man will bleed to death despite the fact it could have been avoided. Who would you choose to work on? Spam Filtering You are the network administrator for a rather large company. You have a young family and need your job to support them.
As part of your responsibility as a network administrator is to monitor the emails for the organization. Usually this just means occasionally allow through emails for staff members that have been accidentally blocked by the spam filters.
One day you get a helpdesk request from a staff member asking for an email to get released.
You recognize the name on the helpdesk request so quickly attend to the problem. You scan the rest of the contents of the email and there is no doubt that she has been having an affair for some time now. However you feel that by not telling you friend that you are aiding his wife get away with adultery and this troubles you greatly.
What do you do? The Neighbor You have a wonderful daughter. She is 8 years old and has always been a happy outgoing child. But a while ago something terrible happened, she was raped. You are quite sure that the person who raped her is your neighbor.
Your daughter is so traumatized she has stopped speaking, but she in other ways been able to convince you that he is the one. Unfortunately not enough evidence can be found to convict him.
You try to put your life back together. You move to another house and try to help your daughter in any way you can, but it is clear that the experience has ruined her life and that of your family.
One evening you have taken your wife out to dinner at a restaurant when you spot your former neighbor at another table. He is eating alone and looks unhappy. You quickly finish eating and leave.
The next day you find out that your former neighbors wife has been murdered.Ethical Dilemmas, Cases, and Case Studies pro/con positions on key questions, and situation analysis.
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Moral Education Research. Moral Development and Decision-Making. Moral Education. Sep 02, · Through this thought process I came up with a moral dilemma that I would like to share and discuss. Say you were one of the captains on the Titanic and you managed to get a group of 35 people into a lifeboat .
Ethical Dilemmas, Cases, and Case Studies Good discussions on ethics are often driven by situations that challenge our abilities to determine the right thing to do, carry out effective ethical action, or lay out an effective strategy for avoiding ethical obstacles in the future.
A Detailed Analysis of Common Moral Dilemmas for Students With increasing amount of mental pressure on children, the moral dilemmas that they face, too, have increased.
This article shares some examples of moral dilemmas, that will help you understand the complex phenomena in a simple manner. Genuine moral dilemmas, if there are any, are ontological.
Both opponents and supporters of dilemmas acknowledge that there are epistemic conflicts. There can be genuine moral dilemmas only if neither of the conflicting requirements is overridden. Ross (, Chapter 2) held that all moral precepts can be overridden in particular circumstances.
The Titanic was a British passenger ship sailing her maiden voyage from Southampton, England on April 10, en route to New York City. On April 14 th, a large iceberg was spotted at PM, and it collided with the ship’s starboard side 40 seconds later.