6: Trolleys, Utilitarians, and Psychopaths (Part 1)
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Tamler contemplates ending it all because he can’t get ‘Call Me Maybe’ out of his head, and Dave doesn’t try to talk him out of it. This is followed by a discussion about drones, psychopaths, Canadians, Elle Fanning, horrible moral dilemmas, and the biggest rivalry in Ethics: utilitarians vs. Kantians. Links”Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama.” by Conor Friedersdorf”Why I Refuse to Refuse to Vote for Obama” by Robert Wright.Dave’s study “The Mismeasure of Morals”The write-up of Dave’s study in The Economist: “Goodness Has Nothing to Do With It”