The Lifeboat Dilemma and Morality

After a shipwreck, you find yourself in a lifeboat that has enough room and provisions for no more than 50 people. However, there are currently 75 people in the boat including yourself—men, women, children, old and young, rich and poor, passengers and crew members. In addition, there are another 100 people treading water around the … Continue reading The Lifeboat Dilemma and Morality

Socrates and the Crito

While Socrates left behind no work of his own and all that we know of him is via Plato, he is known as one of the most famous early philosophers of all time.  Socrates' life, however, came to a tragic end as he was sentenced to death by the Athenian government for both corrupting Athenian … Continue reading Socrates and the Crito