Double effect, triple effect and the trolley problem: Squaring the circle in looping cases

Utilitas 20 (1):92-110 (2008)
Abstract
In the Trolley Case (Figure 1), as devised by Philippa Foot and modified by Judith Jarvis Thomson, a runaway trolley (i.e. tram) is headed down a main track and will hit and kill five unless you divert it onto a side track, where it will hit and kill one
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