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The Resource Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds

Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds

Label
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong
Title
Would you kill the fat man?
Title remainder
the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong
Statement of responsibility
David Edmonds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will die, his chunky body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man? The question may seem bizarre. But it's one variation of a puzzle that has baffled moral philosophers for almost half a century and that more recently has come to preoccupy neuroscientists, psychologists, and other thinkers as well
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edmonds, David
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.E34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Thought experiments
  • Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Human Experimentation
  • Ethik
  • Gedankenexperiment
  • Praktische Ethik
Label
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Philosophy and the trolley -- Experiments and the trolley -- Mind and brain and the trolley -- The trolley and its critics -- Appendix. Ten trolleys : a rerun
Control code
844774254
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780691154022
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013012385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022775303
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844774254
Label
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Philosophy and the trolley -- Experiments and the trolley -- Mind and brain and the trolley -- The trolley and its critics -- Appendix. Ten trolleys : a rerun
Control code
844774254
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780691154022
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013012385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022775303
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844774254

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