Moral luck

Human moral judgments often bear the imprint of luck, where factors beyond an individual’s control unfairly shape how actions are perceived. Philosopher Bernard Williams examined the concept of moral luck in the late 20th century. An example is a car accident scenario, where a driver may face different moral judgments based on whether the outcome is a minor injury or a tragic fatality. The unpredictable nature of luck can disproportionately sway moral judgments. What if judgments considered actions only without knowing the outcome?

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Luck influences moral judgment
What if judgments considered actions only without knowing the outcome?
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