Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A moral dilemma is a situation where an agent’s obligations conflict. Debate in this area focuses on the question of whether genuine moral dilemmas exist. This question involves considering not only the nature and significance of dilemmas, but also the connections between dilemmas, the logic of obligation, and moral emotions.
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Nair, S. (2015). Moral dilemmas. In T. Crane (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/moral-dilemmas