In this paper, I attempt to characterize different varieties of moral dilemma. An assumption made throughout is that an affirmative answer can be given to the question: does a huma
It is an oddity in recent philosophical discussions of moral dilemmas that some of the examples from an older past recurrently cited in the literature are of persons confronting da
Two articles written by Bernard Williams in the middle sixties have recently been receiving attention in the journals, and as these articles argue against moral realism the idea is
In Book I of Plato’s Republic, Cephalus defines ‘justice’ as speaking the truth and paying one’s debts. Socrates quickly refutes this account by suggesting that it would be wrong t
Moral dilemmas are cases where agents are bound by conflicting moral claims and cannot resolve the conflict by further deliberation. Jean-Paul Sartre relates the dilemma of a stude
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 co
The splendour of truth shines forth in all the works of the Creator and, in a special way, in man, created in the image and likeness of God (cf. Gen 1:26). Truth enlightens man's i
When he presents the heart of his redemptive mission, Jesus says: "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly" (Jn 10:10). In truth, he is referring to that "new" and "