Decoding Dilemmas

  • July, 2023
  • Maryam Alihoseini
  • Category: Print

Introduced by philosopher Philippa Foot in 1967, the Trolley Problem is a thought experiment in ethics and moral philosophy. It presents a hypothetical ethical dilemma involving a choice between two morally difficult options, and the concept has been widely discussed and debated in fields such as psychology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence.

This infographic poster outlines four approaches to analyzing the Trolley Problem, drawing comparisons between a scenario that illustrates the original trolley dilemma and various real-world situations. These situations include the end of World War II, self-driving vehicles, censorship on social media, and reactions to other people's misfortunes. The visual approach intends to make complex moral dilemmas accessible to people of all backgrounds and educational levels. It seeks to foster moral awareness and encourage critical thinking about ethical challenges.