The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy off the Bridge?
A Philosophical Conundrum
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $14.95|
| Book Description: |
A trolley is careening 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...