Wed, 03 May 2006

Thought Experiments - What if...

BBC news has an interesting piece on some thought experiments for ethical dilemmas. At first reading, they seem pretty contrived and often one answer will be "just obvious". I encourage you to try them out, decide whether you would answer yes or no, then have a read about the implications of these choices in real-world situations. Our ethical choices arent always so cut-and-dried - how would you resolve the difference between "The Runaway Trolley Car" and "The Fat Man and the Trolley Car" scenarios?