If I'm with a number of people and therr is too small supply for everyone but just enough for one, should I choose for all eating a bit but dying shortly after, one eating it all and dying later with the chance of meeting other people and a new chance to eat, and if so, who should I choose (including myself)?
Are there philosophies that give an answer to this question? It depends maybe on the chance given. For sure every one I'm with will die but we all do. The chance of finding other people will be less due to less time but because we are with more people the chance will be higher again.
Will a purely chance-based anwer suffice or are there other things playing, like the will to live? Or alruistic motives maybe? Will simply throwing a coin do? Of course it can but then who would throw the dice? Is a fight inevitable?
I agree this question is a bit contrived. There is no such situation in the real world. And I don't think that if such a situation would exist, every one with a lust for life and a lust for food would like to stay alive and that is the right thing to do. Staying alive and trying to share what's there with everyone (I learned at school that everybody should get the dame).