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7.3b.5. Folk Concepts and Folk Intuitions (Folk Concepts and Folk Intuitions on PhilPapers)See also:
[p]eople’s judgments depend in a crucial way on what x happens to be. InHe further explains this conclusion in terms of an underlying normative asymmetry, for according to Knobe the data suggests that “people are considerably more willing to blame the agent for bad side effects than to praise the agent for good side effects” (2003: 193). Hence, people’s judgment that a side effect was brought about intentionally apparently rests, at least in part, upon how blameworthy they find the agent responsible for it
particular, it makes a great deal of difference whether they think that x is
something good or something bad. (2003: 191)