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The Speluncean Explorers and the Death of Roger Whetmore

Hugo Adam Bedau

in Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108774
eISBN:
9780199852888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108774.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the fictional case of explorers stuck in a cave after a landslide with no way out and little food. One group member, Roger Whetmore, suggests casting lots and killing and ... More


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