Thursday, November 07, 2013

Trolleys, Duty, Morality, and Brain Scans?

Philosopher Thomas Nagel addresses these issues in a review, available here, of a recent book about neuroscience and moral reasoning. Of particular interest is Nagel’s discussion of the Trolley problem. In tort law, for instance, what are the implications of the Trolley problem in defining affirmative duties to act?

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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