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Philosophical Dilemmas

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In order to use these types of problems in a college situtation, the facilator needs to be interested in the issue. They require some creativity to adapt to the college and all of these problems/ Dilemmas have been used successfully in college (Dr.Mike Ward help me with this).

 You might want to first get hold of this book.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/101-Philosophy-Problems-Martin-Cohen/dp/0415261295  problems 11,13

 

Hairdresser Paradox.

In the Hindu Kush, the rulers decree that the town’s hairdresser has to cut everyone’s hair and that anyone whose hair hasn’t been cut after six months will have their heads cut off. (I’ve heard of a little off the top, but this is ridiculous.) Amateurs cannot cut anyone’s hair and the hairdresser may not cut their hair of anyone who does it themselves. If he does, there are a couple of guards who will chop his hands off... more here

 http://green-bamboo.blogspot.com/2009/03/cuts-will-be-needed.html

 

Save Sir Henry or homeless Bert?

 The famous doctor and scientist Sir Henry Ponsonby-Smythe was returning from an important research conference at which he told the delegates he was on the verge of a major breakthrough in the treatment of cancer.....

http://www.afan.uk.net/stuff/theme/morality/save-sir-henry-or-homeless-b...

 

Would you leave your Granny on the ice to die?

read more about senicide here.  What would you do?

 

Low IQ Prisoner: Studied, raised the score, found eligible to death row! What is this IQ score?

http://adonis49.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/low-iq-prisoner-studied-and-rai...

What would you do?

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