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Monday, April 28, 2014

Foot and Thomas. Who Should Die?

         Many people in the military have to deal with these kind of decisions in our line of work. No answer is the right answer and making a decision in a few seconds may not be the right one. To answer Foot's question why saving five and killing one was acceptable, I would argue that its a human instinct. The five people have five families and the loss multiplied in numbers would be greater. I think the question about cutting open a healthy patient to save the sick cannot be compared. It's comparing apples to oranges. In a runaway train incident it life and death split moment decision that needs to be made. I have many friends that had to make these decisions and they are not taken lightly in my profession. Decisions like these are the hardest any human being can make and is one that must be done with the best intention.

           "Philosophers are still arguing about the train example and how it should be solved" This sentence makes me laugh. I know how those philosophers can stop arguing. Put yourselves in a position to make those decision, you will no longer have to wonder but live with the decisions that you made.

FQ: What example of a real life situation did the author give?

Zeebrugge 1987,

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