Topic XVIII. Singular vs. General Causation
Context for this filter:
- B. CONCEPT ACQUISITION
- Decision-making involves not only assessment of the outcome, but also the agent’s causal role in the production of the outcome (i.e., omission vs. commission, e.g. trolley dilemma).
- C. CONCEPT APPLICATION
- Identify different policy implications of production vs. dependence (e.g., for policy and legal decision-making).
- Discussion Questions
- Why do you think we make so much more of sins of commission than sins of omission? Is it rational (never/sometimes/always)?