PHILOSOPHY

The Trolley Problem is a classical ethical dilemma designed to ask students to consider the issue of moral or ethical culpability. It is often dismissed as being overly reductionist, but it brings up the interesting question of how a person determines proper action. Below are a few links related to the Trolley Problem. Watch the videos, and in your discussion board posts, answer the following questions:

1) Is the Trolley Problem the same as the Organ Donor Problem?

2) How do you solve the Trolley Problem?

3) Based on your answer, which ethical school that you’ve read about best describes your thinking?

In your response posts (you are required to do at least a minimum of two), state whether you agree or disagree with your classmates’ assessments of the Trolley Problem, the ethically right thing to do, or the ethical school they are coming from.

The initial post must be a minimum of 250 words and demonstrate the student’s original thought based upon Holmes’ text and course lecture. Students will then respond to at least 2 other student’s posts. These responses should be no less than 100 words, and should not merely reflect and compliment the student’s post, but rather engage the topics brought up in the post and further the conversation.

Links:

Watch Video The Good Place – The Trolley Problem Duration: 2:06
User: n/a – Added: 12/12/17 YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfIdNV22LQM
Watch Video The Trolley Problem Duration: 1:38
User: n/a – Added: 11/18/14

Watch Video A two-year-old’s solution to the trolley problem Duration: 0:27
User: n/a – Added: 8/31/16

 
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