Unformatted text preview: Card #1 possibly (Try and find Kamm saying this) It is permissible to cause harm to some in the course of achiev- ing the greater good of saving a greater number of others from comparable harm, if events which produce the greater good are not more intimately causally related to the produc- tion of harm than they are to the production of the greater good (or put another way, if events which produce the greater good are at least as intimately causally related to the produc- tion of the greater good as they are to the production of the lesser harm).54 kamm Information relating to Card #1 and a possible card A few illustrations that Kamm thinks intuition upholds will prove useful. In the original trolley case, turning the trolley causes both the five to be saved and the one to die; the act's causal relations to good and ill are equally intimate, so turning the trolley is permissible.55 The same is true in the Loop and Asymmetrical Variants; it is irrelevant whether one or more people serve as a...
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course PHIL 160 taught by Professor Coakley during the Spring '11 term at Arizona.
- Spring '11