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22. Metaethics / D. Consequentialism / 3. Moral Luck

[morality of an act partly decided by luck]

7 ideas
Attempted murder is like real murder, but we should respect the luck which avoided total ruin [Plato]
Sooner a good decision going wrong, than a bad one turning out for the good [Epicurus]
A carelessly thrown brick is condemned much more if it hits someone [Harman on Smith,A]
Punishment has distorted the pure innocence of the contingency of outcomes [Nietzsche]
A bad result distorts one's judgement about the virtue of what one has done [Nietzsche]
Moral luck can arise in character, preconditions, actual circumstances, and outcome [Nagel]
Moral luck means our praise and blame may exceed our control or awareness [Zagzebski]