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Double effect, triple effect and the trolley problem: squaring the circle in looping cases

Otsuka, Michael (2008) Double effect, triple effect and the trolley problem: squaring the circle in looping cases. Utilitas, 20 (1). pp. 92-110. ISSN 0953-8208

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0953820807002932

Abstract

In the Trolley Case (Figure 1), as devised by Philippa Foot and modified by Judith Jarvis Thomson, a runaway trolley (i.e. tram) is headed down a main track and will hit and kill five unless you divert it onto a side track, where it will hit and kill one.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2008 Cambridge University Press
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 09:58
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 13:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/46934

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