Definitions

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  • n. An area of philosophy dealing with the kind of moral dilemma typified by the trolley problem.

Etymologies

trolley +‎ -ology (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In fact it gave rise to an enormous network of morally significant trolley tracks and a rather wonderful new word, "trolleyology".

    Trolleyology and morals

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  • Oh, you were serious. I was thinking of the usage referring to moral philosophy in which 'trolleyology is defined as the study of a collection of hypothetical ethics problems au courant in philosophy writing, in which people have to make decisions about switching the routes of runaway trolleys (streetcars) based on variant numbers of lives being at risk'.

    April 2, 2008

  • the content of your trolley reveal your personality

    February 26, 2008