A History of Ideas: The Trolley Proble


A History of Ideas: The Trolley Problem

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Harry Shearer on the Trolley Problem 

Ray Laurence

Is it right to intervene and sacrifice one person to save five? In this animation of a classic thought problem, we find that the answer is fraught with difficulty. Is the end result of saving five people for the life of one the only consideration? Or is how the end is achieved just as important?

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Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas – Neuropsychologist Paul Broks on Morality and the Brain

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