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An ethical solution to a moral dilemma

I have to write a paper like this and I am having a hard time finding a topic. This paper has to be 5-7 pages long, and I suppose this is part of the reason that I am having trouble thinking of a topic, since it has to be pretty in-depth.

Remember, a moral issue is one that is a matter of rule or principle which involves restraints on a person’s behavior and equitably considers the interests of others. A dilemma is a choice between two alternatives, both of which are unfavorable in some way.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (15)
  • The dilemma with the octomom right now. Should the government put restraints upon doctors that do IV? And if so, what should the guidelines be? ie, number of current children, number of children wanted, source of income, marriage status, etc I think I could go on and on about that one...

    Answer by MrsVLopez at 9:49 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Whether to steal to feed your family.

    Answer by kboney29 at 9:40 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • OOOOOOOO . . . that is a good one, but could I write about that for at least 5 pages? Hmmm, keep them coming!

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:41 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Oh yeah, I'm the OP. I don't know why it came out Anon.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:42 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • How about your current dilemma? You could choose to cheat (That covers the moral part) or you could actually do the work (two options and neither of them sound very appealing...?

    Yeah it's a crap idea- sorry.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 9:44 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Can you narrow it down a little bit? The things that come to mind immediately are the tough ones, like abortion vs adoption type things. How about animal shelters that kill dogs because they dont have a home. (sorry it sounds likeI am just talking about killing weverything) What about octo-mom and them talking about not letting the babies come home, or about the Dr that implanted her with all those embryo's. Or even along those lines but just about elective selection of fetuses when you are told that you have 6-8 babies you are carying. There are a million relegious things you could go on to. Sorry i am kind of getting carried away, good luck!

    Answer by AK_aries at 9:46 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Asking for suggestions for a topic is not cheating. I'm not asking anyone to write my paper for me, just simply get suggestions for a topic. Hell, I'll could copy this thread and send it to my professor and you know what she would say? She would say that it is a great idea to ask others for input, especially others that I have never met and people who live far from me, because I would get a wider variety of ideas. You're right, your suggestion is crap!

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:48 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • A kidnapper says that you must kill your own son or he will kill everyone else.
    To write a whole paper, just weigh each side, pros and cons. Then write what you would do and why.

    Answer by kboney29 at 9:50 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • To sacrifice your own life to give organs and save many others.

    Answer by kboney29 at 9:52 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • No AK aries. I like your ideas. Especially, the octomom one. The abortion one isn't bad either. I don't believe in abortion, but I could see how it could be a major problem for a teenage girl. She doesn't want to get the abortion, but doesn't want to be a teenage mom. Then again, that brings adoption into play, so I suppose that isn't a good one. The fetal reduction would be a good one also, but adoption can come into play there also. See, this is why this is so tough. The shelter one is also tough, because what is the dilemma besides them getting euthanized? I can't really think of a solution to that one, besides the obvious . . . alter all dogs before they leave the shelter to help prevent more unwanted dogs. Hmmmm . . . this is tough.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:54 PM on Mar. 6, 2009