This article looks at survey results about whether people would buy an autonomous car that was programmed to sacrifice the passengers, by swerving off the road, to avoid killing pedestrians. People think that the cars should be programmed to swerve, but they wouldn’t buy such a car. Very interesting problems for designers of autonomous cars.
This is a column by philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah where he answers questions about daily ethical problems.
Here is a recent news article about the CIA and torture in the first decade of this century.
Here is a video of David Luban, who has written much about ethics and torture, criticizing the legal reasoning used to justify such torture.
When is it time to take the guns away? This is the central issue discussed in this article. The article recounts instances where elderly relatives with dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc. have killed other relatives and themselves with their guns.