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The Footbridge Dilemma

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1. Like others, I would pull the switch to divert the trolley to save five people. Not that the one man deserves to die to save the other five, but rather because with the situation at hand saving five is reasonable than saving one. That being said, I think it is morally permissible to divert the trolley to lose one life and gain five lives. The Footbridge Dilemma seems to be complicated than the Switch Dilemma in that you have to consciously kill one person who was not in the picture, to save the six people on the track. Saving six lives sounds great. The problem here is the manner in which they were saved. What if I was that fat man, would I want to be thrown down onto the tracks? The
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