Go to this link and choose "Should You Kill the Fat Man". This website will ask you questions and lead you through a classic ethical dilemma, all the while commenting on the consistency of your answers. Go through the preliminary questions, the 4 scenarios and the 2 analysis pages.
After you're done going through the scenarios:
In your journal, please address the following questions:
1. What's disturbing to you about the scenarios in the Trolley Problem?
2. How consistent were you in your moral choices, and how do you feel about getting that score?
3. What were you reactions to the analysis of your ethics that the program offered?
4. How are you feeling about your personal ethics?
Go to this link and read this philosopher's answer to the dilemma. Perhaps it offers another way to think about how one could/should react in the situation?
If there is time before our class discussion, please attempt other thought experiments.