Thursday, December 23, 2010

Philosophy Professor Has Students Vote on Whether He Should Donate a Kidney to a Stranger

Talk about real-world applied ethics!

(HT Jill Kronstadt)

5 comments:

Christian Munthe said...

Why doesn't he just do the right thing and give it away?

Charles Frith said...

Why don't you...is the answer.

Christian Munthe said...

But not a good one. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Autumn Harvest said...

Two wrongs don't make a right, but your question doesn't ask about right and wrong, it asks why he doesn't do X. If you, in fact, don't do X, it's probably not that mysterious why Taber doesn't do X.

Paul Torek said...

I hope they voted against. The professor would do much better, for others as well as himself, to maximize his life expectancy and donate heavily to an effective charity. See givewell.org for some good research on charities.