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Abstract

In two fascinating and provocative papers, Judith Jarvis Thomson discusses the "Trolley Problem." In this paper I shall present my own version of the problem. I explain the problem and its apparent significance. Then I present a series of cases which calls into question the intuitive judgments which generate the original problem. Thus, I propose to dissolve the problem. The method of argumentation that issues in this dissolution might be considered troublesome. For this reason I explore certain objections to the methodology. Finally, I undertake to explain the significance of the dissolution of the problem.

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