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Moral dilemma 2 - The plank of Carneades

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2. The Plank of Carneades


There are two shipwrecked sailors, A and B, treading water in the middle

of the ocean. They both see a plank that can only support one of them

and both of them swim towards it. Sailor A gets to the plank first.

Sailor B, who is going to drown, pushes A off and away from the plank

and, thus, ultimately, causes A to drown. Sailor B gets on the plank and

is later saved by a rescue team.


Can Sailor B can be tried for murder?

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