MoralLuckandDeterminism

MoralLuckandDeterminism - MORAL LUCK Control Principle...

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MORAL LUCK Control Principle (CP) : We are morally assessable only to the extent that what we are assessed for depends on factors under our control. CP-Corollary : Two people ought not to be morally assessed differently if the only other differences between them are due to factors beyond their control. Moral Luck : moral luck occurs when an agent can be correctly treated as an object of moral judgment, despite the fact that a significant aspect of what he is assessed for depends on factors that are beyond his control. Eg. We are not responsible for the country we were born in, who our parents are, or our genetics at birth . Kinds of Moral Luck and Cases : Resultant : Eg. Case of the Drivers with Cell Phones, Eg. the Case of the Murderer and Would-Be-Murder. Avoiding Moral Luck in these cases: There is no Moral Difference in these cases (and so no moral luck), because People are Morally assessable for what they will and/or intend. (The Murderer and W.Be-Murderer both intended and carried out their plan to murder the victim. The Cell-Phone drivers both drove in a state that they knew would impair their
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