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Павел Широковadded a note a year ago

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You see a runaway trolley moving toward five tied-up (or otherwise incapacitated) people lying on the main track. You are standing next to a lever that controls a switch. If you pull the lever, the trolley will be redirected onto a side track, and the five people on the main track will be saved. However, there is a single person lying on the side track.

You have two options:

1) Do nothing and allow the trolley to kill the five people on the main track.

2) Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side track where it will kill one person.

Which is the more ethical option? Or, more simply: What is the right thing to do?


Discussion (14)

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment a year ago

в одной закавказской республике идёт экзамен на водительские права. инструктор спрашивает:
- ты едешь по узкой извилистой дороге высоко в горах, справа - скала, слева - пропасть. навстречу идут две женщины: одна молодая, красивая, вторая старая, сморщенная. объехать невозможно. кого давить будешь?
ученик думал, думал и говорит:
- старую буду давить!
- ай, не сдал - тормоз давить надо!

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment a year ago

рассказывать надо с акцентом

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment a year ago

переводим стрелку, вынимаем жертву, все счастливы

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment a year ago

можно не переводить стрелку, но вынуть пять жертв тяжелее и дольше

Андриолли 1added a comment a year ago

Man who controls direction of trolley should to run and help a single man on the side. He can drag away that poor man. Then he should back and pull the level.

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝added a comment a year ago

THE man who controls THE direction of THE trolley (=the CONDUCTOR) should _ run and help THE single man on the side. He can drag _ that poor man AWAY. Then he should GO back and pull the leveR.

Андриолли 1added a comment a year ago

Uly, it's very kind of you. You correct my an awful mistakes, it's useful not only for me. I thought I have a friendship with articles a/the. But still no)) I have good understanding with an. Never mind, I continue to learn. :)

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝added a comment a year ago

Zoya, almost all the elements of this story are THE because if we read the story before commenting, they are all familiar to us.

Szn Tlshnadded a comment a year ago

1. Do nothing

Андриолли 1added a comment a year ago

Uly. Gotcha! lt matters to me. (Это для меня важно!)

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment a year ago

наверное, можно попробовать перевести стрелку в среднее положение, чтобы железяка сошла с рельсов?

Li Sergeyadded a comment a year ago

Go away ,and never seen this 😂🙉🙈

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