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Ethical dilemma

A teacher once presented me with a dilemma: “You are the passenger in a car that at times goes over the speed limit, although the driver is mostly within the limit, is focused, and abides by all other road rules. A pedestrian steps out onto the road and the car hits them, killing them instantly. You know the

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