London Philosophy Talk

This is a podcast in which I, Florian Steinberger, a philosopher at BIrkbeck College, University of London, have informal philosophical discussions with experts in a range of fields.

Episode 002 - Hallvard Lillehammer on Trolley Problems and the Nature of Ethical Intuitions

September 25th, 2020

In this second episode I am delighted to welcome my colleague Hallvard Lillehammer ( We discuss trolley problems and what we can learn from them about the nature of our intuitions in ethics. 

We discuss Judith Jarvis Thompson's paper, "Turning the Trolley", Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 36, No. 4 (2008), pp. 359-74.

We also draw on Hallvard Lillehammer's paper "The Epistemology of Ethical Intuitions", Philosophy, Vol. 6, No. 336 (2011), pp. 175-200. 

London Philosophy Talk ( is a philosophy podcast of the Department of Philosophy of Birkbeck College, University of London. It is hosted by me, Florian Steinberger ( Each episode I have an informal philosophical discussion with an expert in the field. 

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