Problem

Conflict of duties


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Moral dilemma
Incompatible moral values
Clash of moralities
Conflict of interest
Nature:
Situations in which there are moral reasons in favour of two or more incompatible actions, especially where it is a difficult matter of individual judgement to decide between them.
Incidence:
The sharpest and most obvious cases occur in war, but they are present in a lesser degree throughout life if only because time and resources devoted to furthering one end have to be taken from time and resources devoted to furthering another.
Broader Problems:
Ambiguity
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Conflict
Policy
Change
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET