Experimental Philosophy Confirms We’re Prejudiced


Imagine that you’re walking across town one sunny afternoon, and as you near the stop for the trolley, you see five people tied down on the tracks ahead. You hear the next train coming up fast from behind, and your heart races. Then, as you step closer to the stop, you see a lever. If you pull the lever, it will divert the barreling trolley from the five imperiled people to another track–where you see just one person. Do you pull the lever?

Most people, when posed with this classic ethical dilemma, answer yes. But…

NY High School Student Re-Examines the Trolley Problem | Cogito.org.

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