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Organon F

Volume 26, May 2019, Issue 2, Pages 228–248

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

The Significance of the Relationship between Main Effects and Side Effects for Understanding the Knobe Effect

Andrzej Waleszczyński – Michał Obidziński – Julia Rejewska

https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26203

Abstract

The characteristic asymmetry in ascribing intentionality, known as the Knobe effect, is widely thought to result from the moral evaluation of the side effect. Existing research has focused mostly on elucidating the ordinary meaning of the notion of intentionality, while less effort has been devoted to the moral conditions associated with the analyzed scenarios. The current analysis of the moral properties of the main and side effects, as well as of the moral evaluations of the relationship between them, sheds new light on the influence of moral considerations on the attribution of intentionality in the Knobe effect. The moral evaluation of the relationship between the main and side effects is significant in that under certain circumstances it cancels asymmetry in intentionality ascription.

Keywords

Asymmetry; intentional action; intentionality; Knobe effect; moral evaluation; moral properties; side effect.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)

Author

Andrzej Waleszczyński (Corresponding Author)

Affiliation

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University

Address

Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Wóycickiego 1/3, 01-938 Warsaw, Poland

E-mail

a.waleszczynski@uksw.edu.pl 

Author

Michał Obidziński

Affiliation

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University

Address

Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Wóycickiego 1/3, 01-938 Warsaw, Poland

E-mail

m.m.obidzinski@gmail.com 

Author

Julia Rejewska

Affiliation

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University

Address

Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Wóycickiego 1/3, 01-938 Warsaw, Poland

E-mail

julia.rejewska@gmail.com 

About this article

Received

26 March 2018

Accepted

19 October 2018

Published online

14 March 2019

Publishers

Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Cite as

APA

Waleszczyński, A., Obidziński, M., and Rejewska, J. (2019). The Significance of the Relationship between Main Effects and Side Effects for Understanding the Knobe Effect. Organon F, 26(2), 228–248. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26203

Chicago

Waleszczyński, Andrzej, Obidziński, Michał, and Rejewska, Julia. 2019. "The Significance of the Relationship between Main Effects and Side Effects for Understanding the Knobe Effect." Organon F 26 (2): 228–248. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26203

Harvard

Waleszczyński, A., Obidziński, M., and Rejewska, J. (2019). The Significance of the Relationship between Main Effects and Side Effects for Understanding the Knobe Effect. Organon F, 26(2), pp. 228–248. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26203

Copyright information

© Andrzej Waleszczyński, Michał Obidziński, Julia Rejewska

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