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Video: The Trolley Car Dilemma


The Trolley Car Dilemma is a famous ethical question, and used in many IB Theory of Knowledge classes. Here’s a useful video on it (in class, I’d periodically stop it to have students say what they would do):

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Nice for critica thinking classes ^^


  2. This is also the subject of a BBC documentary called “Would you kill the big guy” available as a podcast, and with a pretty cool summary in part two at about 4.05mins:

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