Sacrificing One For the Many

A Complicated Moral Dilemma From “The Walking Dead”

Brandon Tumblin
6 min readFeb 25, 2023

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Rembrandt, The Sacrifice of Isaac (excerpt), 1635

There’s a common moral dilemma brought up as a way to illustrate the complexity of situations. These dilemmas are often a version of sacrificing one for the many. If there was an army coming your way, and the leader of the army asked you to either sacrifice one of your friends or to be prepared to be destroyed, what’s the right…

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