Stoic q&a: Would Epictetus save his mother or two strangers?

[image: the classic trolley dilemma, WikiCommons]

C. Writes: I just finished reading Strangers Drowning by Larissa MacFarquhar. It is a collection of profiles of people who go to extreme length to help strangers. The title comes from a thought experiment discussed at the beginning of the book — “Should you save your mother from drowning, or two strangers?”

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life

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by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.org/essays/