Note that our 3 conditions,

1. Good outweighs evil;
2. Double effect is present;
3. No violations of rights,

are in full force in the trolley case. 3) exists for 2 reasons:

1. because I have no duty to do the impossible, namely save everyone;
2. because the 1 man presumably does not have a right to a track free of runaway trolleys. He knew the risks when he signed up for the job.

Thus, this case is analogous to Air in a previous post, and switching to track B is morally permissible.


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