Assignment – This writing assignment is on the Trolley Problem. Your assignment is to run through the Hedonic Calculus analysis and the Kantian analysis, step by step, and tell me the answer that each analysis leads to. Then draw on Aristotle to give me an analysis to give me a less black and white answer.
If you need a clearer understanding, you can YouTube, the trolley problem.
Basic information on the trolley problem is a great video presentation of a classic problem in ethics. There are several scenarios. The problem is this: You are on a trolley that has lost its breaks. Ahead are seven workers who will be killed by the trolley. On another track stands a lone worker who would also be killed. Do you turn the trolley to save seven lives at the cost of one? Or do you let nature take its course and run down the seven workers?