The Economist mag, with its September 24th-30th 2011 problem, has a write-up speaking about the investigations of psychologists into peoples’ responses to problems just like the Trolley Problem.

One of many classic practices used determine someone’s willingness to act in an utilitarian means is referred to as trolleyology. The main topic of the research is challenged with thought experiments involving a runaway railway trolley or train carriage. All choices that are involve all of that leads to individuals fatalities. As an example; you will find five railway workmen into the course of the runaway carriage. The guys will undoubtedly be killed unless the subject of the experiment, a bystander within the tale, does one thing. The topic is... Read The Rest →