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Double Effect, Triple Effect and the Trolley Problem: Squaring the Circle in Looping Cases

  • MICHAEL OTSUKA (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0953820807002932
  • Published online: 01 March 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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Judith Jarvis Thomson , ‘The Trolley Problem’, The Yale Law Journal 94 (1985), pp. 13951415.

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