Monday, August 22, 2011
A Moral Dilemna
Take this test and find out how you stack against 1500 others who answered this question.
You pass by a small child drowning in a shallow pond and you are the only one around. If you pick up the child, she will survive and your pants will be ruined. Picking up the child is _______________.
(Your choices: permissible, obligatory, forbidden)
I've long since frequented the question "Is morality possible outside of religion?", and this paper (by Hauser and Singer) would be a good jump-off point to study this question from an academic point of view, sans hysteria. (Questions surrounding these topics tend to be high in it, hence, the disclaimer.)
Here is the link to the paper, along with two more questions.
More on this in a later post.