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The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy off the Bridge?

A Philosophical Conundrum

The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy off the Bridge?( )
Author: Cathcart, Thomas
ISBN:978-0-7611-7870-5
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
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A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers; on a spur to the right stands a lone individual. You, a bystander, happen to be standing next to a switch that could divert the trolley, which would save the five, but sacrifice the one--do you pull it? Or say you're watching from an overpass. The only way to save the workers is to drop a heavy object in the trolley's path. And you're standing next to a really fat man....

This ethical conundrum--based on...
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