This past spring I was teaching an introduction to ethics course to a group of mostly freshman students. In an attempt to spur discussion I asked the students to consider the following moral question and give and defend their stance on it. “Suppose someone approached you and offered you $1,000,000. All you have to do to receive the money is push a button. Once you push the button the money is yours, and someone will be killed. You are told that the person to be killed is someone you do not know and have never met. Nonetheless, the person will

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