Trol­ley Problem

TagLast edit: 24 Aug 2020 19:27 UTC by Ruby

The trolley problem is a decision scenario which illustrates/​tests ethical reasoning. (“Trolley problems” are modified scenarios inspired by the basic one.) In the classic scenario, you are faced with a situation where five people will die if you do nothing. However, you can kill a bystander to save the lives of the five. Many people will choose to do nothing, even though many utilitarian/​consequentialist positions would say to kill the bystander.

The Trol­ley Prob­lem in pop­u­lar cul­ture: Torch­wood Series 3

botogol27 Jul 2009 22:46 UTC
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Trol­ley Prob­lems: Con­ve­niently In­con­ve­nient Wor­lds Considered

Zvi14 May 2015 18:51 UTC
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The Trol­ley Prob­lem: Dodg­ing moral questions

Desrtopa5 Dec 2010 4:58 UTC
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The Trol­ley Prob­lem and Reversibility

casebash30 Sep 2015 4:06 UTC
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The trol­ley prob­lem, and what you should do if I’m on the tracks

ArthurRainbow29 Mar 2019 1:24 UTC
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The Un­selfish Trol­ley Problem

elharo17 May 2013 10:51 UTC
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The Prob­lem With Trol­ley Problems

lionhearted23 Oct 2010 5:14 UTC
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Not ex­actly the trol­ley problem

NancyLebovitz24 Oct 2010 14:21 UTC
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A var­i­ant on the trol­ley prob­lem and ba­bies as unit of currency

Solvent8 Jan 2012 8:13 UTC
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Evolu­tion, bias and global risk

Giles23 May 2011 0:32 UTC
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Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

mingyuan28 Jun 2020 5:08 UTC
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AI Goal Align­ment En­try: How to Teach a Com­puter to Love

ExCeph1 Jan 2018 3:37 UTC
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Far & Near /​ Ru­n­away Trol­leys /​ The Prox­im­ity Of (Fat) Strangers

botogol23 Jan 2010 22:13 UTC
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Hu­man er­rors, hu­man values

PhilGoetz9 Apr 2011 2:50 UTC
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Readi­ness Heuristics

jimrandomh15 Jun 2009 1:53 UTC
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