Posts Tagged ‘moral dilemma’

Size and Life and Death by Moral Machine Logic

October 27, 2018 — Faced with an inescapable choice, who will live and who will die? That’s the question that researchers put to a massive global sample. It was a hypothetical question prompted by self-driving vehicles. Should the vehicle swerve to avoid hitting a large group of people? Even if it means certain death for a smaller group? Should […]

Trolleys, Ethics, and Obesity

April 2, 2013 — Hidden irony attracts us. In the midst of a recent New York Times op-ed about studies of inconsistent ethics was data on people who “found it more acceptable to push a fat man in front of a trolley” than others did. It’s not often you see the words “fat man” in a newspaper these days. […]