eBook of the Week – Would You Kill the Fat Man?

A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will die, his chunky body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man?

Intrigued? Read

Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong by David Edmonds

Fat man

The trolley problem, a thought experiment in ethics, illustrates the dilemma in deciding what’s right and what’s wrong.

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