Would You Kill The Fat Man

Author by : David Edmonds
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Description : A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will die, his chunky body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man? The question may seem bizarre. But it's one variation of a puzzle that has baffled moral philosophers for almost half a century and that more recently has come to preoccupy neuroscientists, psychologists, and other thinkers as well. In this book, David Edmonds, coauthor of the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker, tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with this ethical dilemma, sometimes called the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy. Most people feel it's wrong to kill the fat man. But why? After all, in taking one life you could save five. As Edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex--and important--than it first appears. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong.


Harvard Law Review Volume 130 Number 2 December 2016

Author by : Harvard Law Review
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Description : The Harvard Law Review's December 2016 issue, Number 2, features these contents: • Article, "Constitutionally Forbidden Legislative Intent," by Richard H. Fallon, Jr. • Article, "Deal Process Design in Management Buyouts," by Guhan Subramanian • Book Review, "Law and Moral Dilemmas," by Bert I. Huang • Note, "Charming Betsy and the Intellectual Property Provisions of Trade Agreements" • Note, "Political Questions, Public Rights, and Sovereign Immunity" Furthermore, student commentary analyzes Recent Cases on equitable relief from a foreign judgment under RICO, mootness after a 2014 Missouri election, compelling an Internet Service Provider to produce data stored overseas, immunity for failure-to-warn claims under the Communications Decency Act, whether the federal cannabis prohibition is a "substantial burden" under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, reasonableness of sentencing under the Guidelines after using a jury poll, and whether two-way video testimony violates the Confrontation Clause of the U.S. Constitution's Sixth Amendment. Finally, the issue includes several brief comments on Recent Publications. The Harvard Law Review is offered in a quality digital edition, featuring active Contents, linked footnotes, active URLs, legible tables, and proper ebook and Bluebook formatting. The Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. It comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2500 pages per volume. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions. This is the second issue of academic year 2016-2017.


Prospect

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The Handy Volume Shakspeare

Author by : William Shakespeare
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Plays Of Shakespeare

Author by : William Shakespeare
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Philosophy Bites Again

Author by : David Edmonds
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Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Philosophy Bites Again is a brand new selection of interviews from the popular podcast of the same name. It offers engaging and thought-provoking conversations with leading philosophers on a selection of major philosophical issues that affect our lives. Their subjects include pleasure, pain, and humour; consciousness and the self; free will, responsibility, and punishment; the meaning of life and the afterlife. Everyone will find ideas in this book to fascinate, provoke, and inspire them. Philosophy Bites was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has, to date, over 20 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.


The Works Of William Shakespeare

Author by : William Shakespeare
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The Murder Of Professor Schlick

Author by : David Edmonds
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : From the author of Wittgenstein's Poker and Would You Kill the Fat Man?, the story of an extraordinary group of philosophers during a dark chapter in Europe's history On June 22, 1936, the philosopher Moritz Schlick was on his way to deliver a lecture at the University of Vienna when Johann Nelböck, a deranged former student of Schlick's, shot him dead on the university steps. Some Austrian newspapers defended the madman, while Nelböck himself argued in court that his onetime teacher had promoted a treacherous Jewish philosophy. David Edmonds traces the rise and fall of the Vienna Circle—an influential group of brilliant thinkers led by Schlick—and of a philosophical movement that sought to do away with metaphysics and pseudoscience in a city darkened by fascism, anti-Semitism, and unreason. The Vienna Circle's members included Otto Neurath, Rudolf Carnap, and the eccentric logician Kurt Gödel. On its fringes were two other philosophical titans of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper. The Circle championed the philosophy of logical empiricism, which held that only two types of propositions have cognitive meaning, those that can be verified through experience and those that are analytically true. For a time, it was the most fashionable movement in philosophy. Yet by the outbreak of World War II, Schlick's group had disbanded and almost all its members had fled. Edmonds reveals why the Austro-fascists and the Nazis saw their philosophy as such a threat. The Murder of Professor Schlick paints an unforgettable portrait of the Vienna Circle and its members while weaving an enthralling narrative set against the backdrop of economic catastrophe and rising extremism in Hitler's Europe.


First Part Of King Henry Iv

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The Works Of Shakespeare

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The Works Of William Shakespere

Author by : William Shakespeare
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