comment by Mati_Roy ·
2020-09-21T17:25:14.492Z · EA(p) · GW(p)
Is there a name for a moral framework where someone cares more about the moral harm they directly cause than other moral harm?
I feel like a consequentialist would care about the harm itself whether or not it was caused by them.
And a deontologist wouldn't act in a certain way even if it meant they would act that way less in the future.
Here's an example (it's just a toy example; let's not argue whether it's true or not).
A consequentialist might eat meat if they can use the saved resources to make 10 other people vegans.
A deontologist wouldn't eat honey even if they knew they would crack in the future and start eating meat.
If you care much more about the harm caused by you, you might act differently than both of them. You wouldn't eat meat to make 10 other people vegan, but you might eat honey to avoid later cracking and start eating meat.
A deontologist is like someone adopting that framework, but with an empty individualist approach. A consequentialist is like someone adopting that framework, but with an open individualist approach.
I wonder if most self-label deontologist would actually prefer this framework I'm proposing.
EtA: I'm not sure how well "directly caused" can be cached out. Anyone has a model for that?
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