horns of dilemma


horns of dilemma
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  • Horns of a dilemma — Dilemma Di*lem ma, n. [L. dilemma, Gr. ?; di = di s twice + ? to take. See {Lemma}.] 1. (Logic) An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horns of a dilemma — If you are on the horns of a dilemma, you are faced with two equally unpleasant options and have to choose one …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • horns of a dilemma — see under ↑dilemma • • • Main Entry: ↑horn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dilemma — Di*lem ma, n. [L. dilemma, Gr. ?; di = di s twice + ? to take. See {Lemma}.] 1. (Logic) An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilemma — For other uses, see Dilemma (disambiguation). Between a rock and a hard place redirects here. For other uses, see Between a Rock and a Hard Place (disambiguation). A dilemma (Greek: δί λημμα double proposition ) is a problem offering at least two …   Wikipedia

  • dilemma — The simplest form of a dilemma is an argument of the form: ‘If p then q, if not p then q, so in any event q .’ More complex forms were traditionally distinguished. A constructive dilemma is of the form: ‘If p then r, if q then r, but either p or… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • dilemma — n. 1) to resolve a dilemma 2) in a dilemma 3) (misc.) on the horns of a dilemma * * * [d(a)ɪ lemə] (misc.) on the horns of a dilemma in a dilemma to resolve a dilemma …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Dilemma of determinism — The dilemma of determinism seems to rule out free will whether reality is determined or not, which would rule out both Compatibilism and Metaphysical Libertarianism The dilemma of determinism is the claim that if determinism is true, our actions… …   Wikipedia

  • dilemma — /dəˈlɛmə / (say duh lemuh), /daɪ / (say duy ) noun 1. a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives; an embarrassing or perplexing situation. 2. Logic a form of argument in which two or more alternatives (the horns of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dilemma — di|lem|ma [dıˈlemə, daı ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Greek; Origin: double statement , from lemma statement ] a situation in which it is very difficult to decide what to do, because all the choices seem equally good or equally bad ▪ a moral dilemma in …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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