RT @AnnBlackLabour: As I walked up from Victoria station to party HQ for the last time, my primary emotion was relief rather than loss, rei…
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?