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The Resource Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds

Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds

Label
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong
Title
Would you kill the fat man?
Title remainder
the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong
Statement of responsibility
David Edmonds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the ethical dilemma posed by the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edmonds, David
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.E34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Ethics
  • Thought experiments
  • Ethics
  • Thought experiments
  • Ethik
  • Gedankenexperiment
  • Angewandte Ethik
  • Etik
  • Tankeexperiment
  • Etik
  • Ethics
  • Human Experimentation
Label
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Philosophy and the trolley : Churchill's dilemma -- Spur of the moment -- The founding mothers -- The seventh son of Count Landulf -- Fat man, loop, and lazy Susan -- Ticking clocks and the sage of Königsberg -- Paving the road to hell -- Morals by numbers -- Part II. Experiments and the trolley : Out of the armchair -- It just feels wrong -- Dudley's choice and the moral instinct -- Part III. Mind and brain and the trolley : The irrational animal -- Wrestling with neurons -- Bionic trolley -- Part IV. The trolley and its critics : A streetcar named backfire -- The terminal -- Appendix : Ten trolleys: a rerun
Control code
ocn844774254
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780691165639
Lccn
2013012385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022775303
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691154022
  • (OCoLC)844774254
Label
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong, David Edmonds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Philosophy and the trolley : Churchill's dilemma -- Spur of the moment -- The founding mothers -- The seventh son of Count Landulf -- Fat man, loop, and lazy Susan -- Ticking clocks and the sage of Königsberg -- Paving the road to hell -- Morals by numbers -- Part II. Experiments and the trolley : Out of the armchair -- It just feels wrong -- Dudley's choice and the moral instinct -- Part III. Mind and brain and the trolley : The irrational animal -- Wrestling with neurons -- Bionic trolley -- Part IV. The trolley and its critics : A streetcar named backfire -- The terminal -- Appendix : Ten trolleys: a rerun
Control code
ocn844774254
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780691165639
Lccn
2013012385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022775303
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691154022
  • (OCoLC)844774254

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