Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Thought experiment is an essential tool, and an ability to voice a thought experiment, and an obnoxious thought experiment, right, it is part and parcel of how we do moral philosophy among other things. I mean, trolley problems, right, if you couldn't talk trolley problems because you are killing innocents, well, then, you know, you are robbed of this important tool for the advancement of ethics.

Bret Weinstein, in a conversation with George Lukianoff (link)

It's funny because of the outrage some philosophers (or is it just journalists?) express about the trolley problem.

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