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On Trolley Problems

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice There’s a philosophical question that people seem to struggle with, commonly called the trolley problem, that I never really got the difficulty of until fairly recently. The original … Continue reading

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The Moral Calculus Of Suicide

From some sort of (poorly-understood) utilitarian standpoint, suicide (like anything) is immoral iff it increases the total suffering in the world. Presumably a person who is suicidal is experiencing significant suffering, and thus killing themselves is reducing total suffering for … Continue reading

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