To push or not to push? Should that be the question?

Over at The Dance of Reason (Sac State's Philosophy blog), Dan Weijers reports an interesting experiment involving variations on the usual trolley cases. In short, he finds that: (a) in his sample
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Over at The Dance of Reason (Sac State's Philosophy blog), Dan Weijers reports an interesting experiment involving variations on the usual trolley cases. In short, he finds that:(a) in his sample many more than usual are willing to say pushing the large man in the standard Footbridge scenario is morally permissible,(b) more people are willing to say pushing is morally permissible if other options were available to the agent.If interested, please read the post over there. And, if you wish to comment, please do so there.

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