In response to the Problem, philosophers influenced by Kant have argued that one ought not to use human beings as a means to save others, so it would be morally right to steer the trolley away from the five, but morally wrong to push the fat man.


If you pull the lever, you’re causing the death of the one person. Causing people to die seems like killing. And killing people is wrong. Ergo, we shouldn’t pull the lever


The trolley problem is a question of human morality, and an example of a philosophical view called consequentialism. This view says that morality is defined by the consequences of an action, and that the consequences are all that matter. … It’s a question of human morality.