Asymmetries in Judgments of Responsibility and Intentional Action

Abstract

Recent experimental research on the ‘ Knobe effect ’ suggests, somewhat surprisingly, that there is a bi-directional relation between attributions of intentional action and evaluative considerations. We defend a novel account of this phenomenon that exploits two factors: (i) an intuitive asymmetry in judgments of responsibility (e.g. praise/blame) and (ii… (More)

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