What is the trolley problem? By Martin Cooke
The trolley problem is a concept often used in philosophy and ethics courses. If you haven’t heard of it before, it basically works like this:
imagine you’re standing beside a railway line (the reason why you’re there isn’t important). You suddenly see a large, heavy, unmanned train car (or trolley) coming down the track. It’s out of control and hurtling toward you at lethal speed.
You’re safe, but further down the track is a group of people who . . .
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