The aim of the video is to explain the perspectives of a consequentialist and deontology with regards to the train track problem in a creative, humorous way. Both of them try to battle it out to explain their views, but in this video, the deontological perspective wins.
We present to the layman a digestible form of Huemer’s ‘Problem of Authority’ by drawing a parallel between conscription and forced gang recruitment. Through this, we question the moral basis for coercion and show that perhaps these acts of public bodies and private individuals may be morally analogous after all. (*Credits and bloopers not to be included for purposes of grading.)
Through the interactive game on our website, we bring general players through an immersive scenario based on Norcross’s Puppy Argument as well as Lomasky’s replies to the argument. This leaves the players to think about their stance towards the consumption of factory farmed animal products in their daily lives. (Click on graphic to start.)