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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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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
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Additional Information: © 2008 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 09:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46934/

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