(Just standing up to be counted.)
"This is a puzzle, because on the face of it, the effect is the same."
If both (A OR B) imply C then A and B are both the same?
Or "actions are morally equivalent if (by some measure) they lead to the same result?"
A surgeon operates on Bob -> Bob dies. A thief stabs Bob with a knife -> Bob dies. The surgeon and the thief are morally equivalent?
The case of the Walrus and the Carpenter is only problematic if we assume that the Walrus is somehow obliged to actually help the Carpenter; but, with that assumption explicit, then Walrus is... (read more)