How to Be Responsible for Something without Causing It

  title={How to Be Responsible for Something without Causing It},
  author={Carolina Sartorio},
condition that is realizable by different combinations of individual omissions by voters. For instance, consider an election with 100 potential voters, in which Bad gets 30 votes, Good gets 20, and the rest are abstentions. Suppose that all of the abstainers are like Lazy: they would have voted for Good if they had voted, but they abstained. Thus, given how things turned out, Good would have won if 11 of the abstainers had voted. It seems, then, that we want to blame the abstainers for the… CONTINUE READING

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