Using the Trolley Problem When Saving for Retirement

The trolley problem can be used as a framework to consider ethical implications in a variety of decision-making scenarios, including saving for retirement. For example, an individual saving for retirement may face a choice between investing in a company that is known for its high return on investment, but has a negative impact on the environment, or investing in a company with a lower return, but a more positive impact on the environment. By using the trolley problem framework, the … Continue reading “Using the Trolley Problem When Saving for Retirement”

The Trolley Problem and the Principle of Double Affect

The Principle of Double Effect is a philosophical idea that is often used to analyze the Trolley Problem. It states that an action that has both good and bad consequences can be morally justifiable if the good consequences are intended and the bad consequences are only a side effect. In the Trolley Problem, diverting the trolley onto the other track would result in the death of one person, but this would be a side effect of saving five people, which … Continue reading “The Trolley Problem and the Principle of Double Affect”