|Ken Kagami's Shopping 2006|
Aaron Swartz Wrote His Last Blog Post On "The Dark Knight"
on Aaron Swartz's last blog post before he took his own life.
It is a review of the movie The Dark Knight.
It's one of the best reviews that I have ever read about this movie and it has links off it to models of ethical problems mentioned in the review.
One such ethical problem was The Trolley Problem.
" The trolley problem is a thought experiment in ethics, first introduced by Philippa Foot in 1967.
Outside of the domain of traditional philosophical discussion, the trolley problem has been a significant feature in the fields of cognitive science and, more recently, of neuroethics.
It has also been a topic on various TV shows dealing with human psychology.
The general form of the problem is this: Person A can take an action which would benefit many people, but in doing so, person B would be unfairly harmed.
Under what circumstances would it be morally just for Person A to violate Person B's rights in order to benefit the group? "
|More of Ken Kagami's artwork on the cover.|
I had only just the other day pulled it from the bookshelf and flicked through it to find the photo of the doll pushing a shopping trolley full of limbs.
|My son's toy trolley he got for Xmas. He works at a supermarket.|
So, for Christmas this year his girlfriend bought him a toy trolley, just like the one the doll is pushing, which is why the photo in the book caught my attention in the first place.
|Ken Kagami on the left...as if I had to tell you.|
|Hell bound alright. The binding is falling apart first read ;-)|
UPDATE: Jan 16th, 2013.
Cleaner crashes stolen train into flats
I wonder if this lady in Sweden was acting out the trolley problem in real life?-)