1930153301[1] - ETHICAL DILEMMAS1 Ethical Dilemmas [Authors...

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2 ETHICAL DILEMMAS To define ethical dilemmas, one could easily look up the individual definitions of both words. A common definition of ethics is to conform with a social accepted standard or professional behavior. Simple enough, but the problem comes in when the question is presented as to what is a socially accepted standard. Across the globe, standards of what is socially accepted are different. More common is the definition of dilemma, if one is incapaple of meeting his or her moral obligations, this is a dilemma. With that definition, arises the question as to what is a moral obligation. A moral obligation of us all is to treat people ethically, and with respect. This is why ethical dilemmas are also known as moral dilemmas. Ethics in the USA social standard and in most places across the globe is mainly about the the right and wrong choices people make in terms of our conduct with regards to other people. Also a dilemma is defined as a problem where in there are two possible solutions, and neither are acceptable in a pratical manner. At the Institue for Global Ethics which is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting ethical action on a global scale, you can read varios dilemmas which are provided by actiual sorces of dilemmas. As I stated earlier, a social accepted standard is more difficult to define, as this may be subjective. What if a
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3 ETHICAL DILEMMAS person does not agree with the socially acceptaed standard, but we can see their view and understand their thought process, and really see no harm in it? At the Institute for Global Ethics, I came across a dilemma under the websites
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course ECO ART SC 102 101 20 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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1930153301[1] - ETHICAL DILEMMAS1 Ethical Dilemmas [Authors...

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