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Kraemer’s Puzzle and the Theory of Intentional Action - Kyle Blumberg
Speaker: Kyle Blumberg
Jane is given the opportunity to push a button which will send a lethal arrow shooting down one of ten specified paths. Jane has no idea which path the arrow will travel down if she pushes the button. But she does know that Bill is standing on path three. Jane hates Bill and wants him to die. So, she pushes the button, the arrow is shot down path three, and Bill is killed.
Now consider the following pair:
a. Jane intentionally shot the arrow down path three.
b. Jane intentionally killed Bill.
In this setting, (a) sounds much worse than (b) even though it is known that Jane kills Bill just in case she shoots the arrow down path three. How can that be?
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