Ethics : Ethical Or Moral Dilemma Essay

1269 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
Salomon Jose
Drexel Id :14200881
Course Instructor: Prof. James Stieb
Phil 315

Engineering Ethics Midterm
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3)What is an ethical or moral dilemma? How does a moral argument differ from a non-moral one? Discuss the implications of the “naturalistic fallacy.” (by which I mean the “is-ought fallacy”).

Answer:

Ethical or moral dilemma

Dilemma is a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally desirable or undesirable ones. An ethical or moral dilemma is a complex situation that often involves a seeming mental struggle between moral requirements, in which to obey one would result in transgressing another. (yourdictionary.com)

Moral argument vs non-moral argument

Arguments are a set of statements, of which one (often the deduction) is claimed to follow from the others (the premises). Most moral arguments consist of principles being applied to the facts of specific cases. These arguments are not easy to make as these must be both impartial and logical. The areas of interest of non-moral arguments are where moral categories are not valid. Almost all examples involving human intention, volition, or behavior are described in terms of moral categories. It is because such examples involve the possibility of helping or harming oneself or others. For example, wondering whether one should wear socks of a specific shade of color or part your hair on the right side of the head etc. are all usually considered…

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