What's The Concept Of Moral Luck?

Two people leave a party and choose to drive drunk. Person A gets home safely, whereas person B hits a child who wandered into the street. Which driver deserves more blame? The answer might seem obvious at first glance, but ponder this: while driver B killed someone, both people were driving impaired and had no intentions of hurting anyone. Person A could be considered "morally lucky." In the following videos, explore the concept of moral luck as it relates to the principles of moral responsibility.

The Principles of Moral Responsibility, Defined

What's the difference between causal responsibility and moral responsibility?

Immanuel Kant And Moral Philosophy

"Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness." - Immanuel Kant

Written by Curiosity Staff December 13, 2016

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