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If you could save five people by killing one person - what would you do?

  1. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    If you could save five people by killing one person - what would you do?

  2. Kelley Harmon profile image71
    Kelley Harmonposted 7 years ago

    Is this a sunshine and gumdrop hypothetical universe where I wouldn't be prosecuted for murder? Is this one person "innocent" or are they, personally, going to be killing these other five people.

    Assuming they're a murderer and assuming I won't be arrested, probably.

    If they're an "innocent" and one of those five people isn't me or someone I care dearly about, probably not.

  3. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    It's a  thought experiment in ethics,- and no - can't sacrifice yourself in the answer.   
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem

    Such dilemmas are intended to test the limits and weakness of the major moral theories addressing the issues set forth by ethics and morality in general.

  4. MyInfo411 profile image77
    MyInfo411posted 7 years ago

    Nothing.  It's not for me to decide who lives or dies--whether 1, 5, or 500,000,000.

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