“Stupid people deserve what they get”: The effects of personality assessment on judgments of intentional action

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):332-334 (2010)
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Abstract

Knobe argues that people’s judgments of the moral status of a side-effect of action influence their assessment of whether the side-effect is intentional. We tested this hypothesis using vignettes akin to Knobe’s but involving economically or eudaimonistically (wellness-related) negative side-effects. Our results show that it is people’s sense of what agents deserve and not the moral status of side-effects that drives intuition.

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Berit Brogaard
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