I was wondering how those people come up with this kind situation in their life, choosing an option where you don't like both of it, losing someone, your wife just to save the baby..

dilemma (Greekδί-λημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable. One in this position has been traditionally described as "being on the horns of a dilemma", neither horn being comfortable. This is sometimes more colorfully described as "Finding oneself impaled upon the horns of a dilemma", referring to the sharp points of a bull's horns, equally uncomfortable (and dangerous).

The dilemma is sometimes used as a rhetorical device, in the form "you must accept either A, or B"; here A and B would be propositions each leading to some further conclusion. Applied incorrectly, it constitutes a false dichotomy, a fallacy.

Views: 302

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hey MicMic,

In my neighborhood we just call these "false choices". Its how you get what you want in life; those that can shower people with false choices win every time. Just ask Henry Kissinger.

- kk

Hey MicMic,

I was wondering how those people come up with this kind situation in their life

Going back and looking at your opening line, I'm guessing I missed your question with my first response? The answer to that, in my experience, is that we get in false choice situtations because the people we deal with in our everyday lives are sociopaths and narcissists, who are experts at doing this to each other.

- kk

Death or Bonga Bonga?

RSS

Forum

What do you think of Ben Shapiro?

Started by Belle Rose in Politics. Last reply by Jake LaFort 7 hours ago. 10 Replies

Delete my group

Started by Adventurer in Small Talk. Last reply by Strega yesterday. 1 Reply

How ArtScience Doubts the Supernatural

Started by Stephen Nowlin in Small Talk. Last reply by Stephen Nowlin on Friday. 1 Reply

Selling Atheism

Started by David Boots in Small Talk. Last reply by Jake LaFort 14 hours ago. 14 Replies

Blog Posts

How To Be Homeless

Posted by Dan Abshear on February 26, 2017 at 3:10pm 1 Comment

Whistleblower Falls On Hard Times

Posted by Dan Abshear on February 26, 2017 at 1:40pm 0 Comments

© 2017   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service