Monday, March 27, 2017

TOK 2, Day 72 (3/27): An Introduction to Ethics



First, let us watch this short video about "The Trolley Problem." As you watch, consider the following three questions:

  1. How would you behave in the first situation?
  2. How would you behave in the second situation?
  3. What, if any, difference do you understand there to be between the two?


Where do you see these ethical decisions cropping up in real life?


What other, similar, moral/ethical choices could you uncover by further modifying the trolley problem?

Here's Existential Comics' Take.


If we have time, we can watch Sam Harris's TEDTalk, "Science Can Answer Moral Questions." 

I'll also invite you to read "The Moral Instinct," by Stephen Pinker.

Finally, we might like to work our way through some of this Awesome Ethics Prezi.

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