An old ethical dilemma has become Australia’s grim reality – and this can’t be spun | Peter Lewis

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When it comes to moral ambiguity, the trolley dilemma sets the litmus test: would you intervene in a chain of events to kill someone to save the lives of many more?

, An old ethical dilemma has become Australia’s grim reality – and this can’t be spun | Peter Lewis, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The scenario, laid down by the philosopher Philippa Foot 50 years ago, posits a tram on a collision course to kill five workers. A bystander can intervene by flicking a lever that would divert the vehicle down an alternative path where only one life would be lost.

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