Skip to main content

Questions tagged [moral-dilemma]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
2 answers
73 views

Self discipline moral or immoral?

violating someone's autonomy or free will raises ethical concerns, then isn't controlling own thought (that is supressing certain thoughts and nurturing specific thoughts which is function of thought ...
Junsui's user avatar
  • 206
2 votes
3 answers
118 views

What is the moral difference between saving a life and creating a life?

In modern society, a lot of people think that giving birth is either wrong if it leads to some suffering or at the very least non-morally optional. However, saving a life is considered good. Why is ...
HelpMePlease's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
159 views

Do we truly own our bodies?

Can we really say that we own our bodies even if we are not free and someone can take something from our bodies?
Ram Angelo Caceres's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
571 views

What does not kill me makes me stronger

"Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger." -from the Maxims & Arrows section of aphorisms, in Die Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols) by Friedrich ...
quanity's user avatar
  • 1,375
0 votes
2 answers
313 views

Master morality vs slave morality

I have read master morality vs slave morality through youtube and net. Every one has different interpretation. Can some one summarize and explain what Nietzsche really tried to say ?
quanity's user avatar
  • 1,375
1 vote
0 answers
37 views

Does "ought-implies-can" have to be taken for a universal material implication?

I was thinking of Quine's "change the logic, change the subject," saying, and thought over "change the deontic logic, change the deontic subject," and so then I wondered if deontic ...
Kristian Berry's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
77 views

How does being the actor or agent who determines the occurrence of a moral event effect the morality of a given decision?

I'm going through this Harvard lecture on Justice, and one interesting question that the professor asks the student somewhere down the line is comparing two variations of the standard trolley problem. ...
Babu's user avatar
  • 2,188
2 votes
0 answers
35 views

Can morality based in pragmatism delay moral progress?

I read a recent paper about trophy hunting. In it, the authors have a footnote that argues against people who oppose trophy hunting on the basis that it is absolutely wrong. The authors write: "...
adkane's user avatar
  • 285
1 vote
5 answers
480 views

If I switched off a sentient AI , will it be considered as murder?

There exists an artificial intelligence system that is conscious of itself just like humans.It is connected to some power source. Will switching it off be considered as murder ?
mohd shaim's user avatar
25 votes
23 answers
7k views

Should I put my dog down to help the homeless?

I have a dog, and it costs $200 a month to sustain it, in terms of dog food and other miscellany. He's 2.5 years old, a very good boy and I value him as a great companion. Recently my friend mentioned ...
Jessica's user avatar
  • 431
4 votes
6 answers
1k views

About an argument in Famine, Affluence and Morality

Peter Singer argues that if it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it. I am debating ...
server_unknown's user avatar
5 votes
10 answers
1k views

Request for philosophers opposed to Singer's Famine, Affluence and Morality

I am new here, so I apologize if this question doesn't suit this platform in any particular way. I am currently in high school. I came across this article by the name "Famine, Affluence and ...
BlueInfinite1729's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
24 views

Agglomerating with the other deontic operators

Agglomeration in deontic logic is when you have OBA and OBB, so you have OB(A&B). Agglomeration is controverted for reasons of theorizing about moral dilemmas. I'm looking through the SEP article ...
Kristian Berry's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
157 views

What are the moral and ethical arguments surrounding the proposed legalization of the Ouroboros Steak?

Apparently the future is lab-grown meat which will see the end of slaughtering animals. However buisness tycoons are apparently not stopping at animal meat, and are proposing to grow human meat. One ...
John Strachan's user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
295 views

Moral dilemma: wellbeing vs autonomy

Imagine you are pregnant, or the husband of a mother-to-be. You live in a world which is brutal; relentlessly cruel. Prior to birth, an offer is submitted to you: "Bring your child into the ...
Futilitarian's user avatar
  • 4,428
2 votes
2 answers
231 views

How would Nietzsche metaphorically apply the concept of a 'mind control parasite' to human philosophy, in relation to the will to power?

In Frederich Nietzsche's works, when he discusses a 'parasite,' he is indicating the following: a complete lack of nobility of disposition when someone prefers to live in dependency, at the expense ...
James Hill's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
700 views

What are some possible solutions to this moral problem?

If I physically hurt someone by punching them in the face, most would agree this is wrong and I should be charged with assault. If I verbally insulted someone and made them feel upset, most would say ...
Anthony Fallone's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
193 views

What does Iris Murdoch mean by genetic analysis of mental concepts?

I am reading the book “The Sovereignty of Good” by Iris Murdoch and I am not able to grasp the meaning of the expression “genetic analysis”, which she often uses in phrases like “genetic analysis of ...
vicaba's user avatar
  • 133
0 votes
1 answer
94 views

Why is it impossible to hold both horns of a moral dilemma?

Why is it not possible to hold on to both horns of a moral dilemma? Not just because a moral dilemma is defined as such, just in terms of this impossibility. In the section covering moral dilemmas, ...
Kristian Berry's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
95 views

A consequentialist ethical dilemma?

An agency mandated to protect the community finds itself with an opportunity to conduct an action it believes will prevent a serious violent crime. The action must remain secret however, because the ...
Futilitarian's user avatar
  • 4,428