Ethics What to do with the fat man

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Philosophy

 

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Reginald W

 

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April 22, 2016

 

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University

 

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There seems no way to get the fat man loose without using that dynamite which will inevitably kill him; but if they do not use it everyone will drown. What should they do? I can't count the times that there would be a situation like this in everyday life. So what should the people do? Is it right for them to kill the fat man to save themselves or should they just accept their fates and drown? If I was in that situation it would not be a difficult decision?the fat man would be blown to bits and the rest of us would be alive and well...
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What does that make me? Would I be an egoist that does everything for my own self-gain, or would I be a naturalist just doing what is natural to survive? I could not possibly be a relativist who just accepts her own opinion as her own while considering the fat man's opinion. If I were an egoist in this situation the fat man would die so that I could get out of that cave alive...
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