Save The Robber Or The SWAT Team Leader?
Author : Yaoyi Lu
Linden Hall School for Girls, Lititz, PA, United States
A philosophical dilemma, whether to save a robber more badly injured first or a cop under a lower degree of life-threatening injuries first, is thrown to Dr. Concord. By presenting the strengths and limits of three philosophical approaches–the Difference Principle, Luck Egalitarianism, and Strict Egalitarianism–corresponding to Dr. Concord’s three options–saving the robber first, saving the cop first, and saving them both simultaneously–the paper comes to a conclusion of the best solution.