Boulders and Trolleys

Utilitas 23 (03):268-287 (2011)
This discussion attempts to show that the elusive solution to the trolley problem lies hidden in the solution to another perennial problem in moral philosophy: the ducking puzzle. The key to solving the ducking puzzle is an important, but overlooked, exception to our obligation not to harm others, an exception for , which, it is argued here, is also the key to solving the trolley problem
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DOI 10.1017/S0953820811000148
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