Whose Life Are You Willing To Sacrifice?

In 1967 Philippa Foot presented us with the Trolley Problem and it has troubled philosophers ever since. What do your choices reveal about your sense of morality?

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The train is headed towards B. The two people tied to B are the wife and child of the man holding the lever on A. If he pulls his lever it will go to C, and if you pull your lever it will go to A. What do you do?
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The train is headed towards B. The two people tied to B are the wife and child of the man holding the lever on A. If he pulls his lever it will go to C, and if you pull your lever it will go to A. What do you do?
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If none of you pull your lever, 1 of you dies at random. If 1 of you does pull your lever, the other 2 die immediately. What would you do?
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If none of you pull your lever, 1 of you dies at random. If 1 of you does pull your lever, the other 2 die immediately. What would you do?
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The trolley is headed for B, you can redirect it to A. The person on A is a toddler, all the people on B are above the age of 90. What do you do?
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The trolley is headed for B, you can redirect it to A. The person on A is a toddler, all the people on B are above the age of 90. What do you do?
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A trolley is hurtling down a track towards five people. You are on a bridge under which it will pass, and you can stop it by putting something very heavy in front of it. As it happens, there is a very fat man next to you, your only way to stop the trolley is to push him over the bridge and onto the track, killing him to save five. What do you do?
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A trolley is hurtling down a track towards five people. You are on a bridge under which it will pass, and you can stop it by putting something very heavy in front of it. As it happens, there is a very fat man next to you, your only way to stop the trolley is to push him over the bridge and onto the track, killing him to save five. What do you do?
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The trolley is headed for B, you can redirect it to A. What do you do?
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The trolley is headed for B, you can redirect it to A. What do you do?
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Finally: There are 3 levers, but only one of them works. You've made your choice and are about to pull the lever, when you are told that one of the other levers is a fake. Do you switch your choice?
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Finally: There are 3 levers, but only one of them works. You've made your choice and are about to pull the lever, when you are told that one of the other levers is a fake. Do you switch your choice?
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