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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2021, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2021.041202.

Contention of Moral Dilemma


Rui Gao

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Rui Gao

Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, China


Moral dilemma is common in society.It usually refers to the dilemma that people can only choose one of two or more obligation or values.The study of moral dilemma has great social value,which can help individuals live a better life and promote the harmonious and stable development of society.There have been many controversies about moral dilemmas in academic circles.This paper discusses how to deal with moral dilemmas by sorting out and analyzing the existence, connotation, causes and countermeasures of moral dilemmas in academic circles. Through the analysis of relevant literature, this paper finds that the root cause of moral dilemma lies in the conflict between different obligations or values that threatens people's moral beliefs, which leads to the chaos of people's inner order.Therefore, in order to deal with moral dilemmas, we should train people to form firm moral beliefs, and encourage people to practice and reflect on their own moral beliefs.In practice and reflection, people constantly define their own moral beliefs and deal with moral dilemmas based on this moral belief. 


Moral Dilemma,Obligation,Value,Moral Belief

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Rui Gao. Contention of Moral Dilemma. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 12: 5-9. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.041202.


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