June 12th, 2012

Semiformalishmaybe

Intent, Probability, and Morality

In a recent philosophy meetup, the seeming paradox was posed: if a person is driving drunk and makes it home without accident, we judge their act differently than if they are driving similarly drunk and happen to strike and kill someone; same negligence, same intent, only difference being luck. How can our intuitions on morality depend on luck?

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