Causation and The Vice of Abstraction

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Please read the attached scanned chapters in order to answer the questions. 200 words minimum for each question ( about a half a page per question, single spaced)

Question #1

Why does Blackburn think that *how*/*who* caused a death is not always the most ethically relevant factor to consider?How does his example of the two men who both tried to kill a third (who was crossing the desert) help to illustrate his point?

Question #2

Consider the idea of the 'Vice of Abstraction,' do you think this truly represents a form of poor reasoning?Is it really a *vice*, that is an ethically bad habit or behavior?Finally, can you think of examples to help illustrate your viewpoint?

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Question 1
Blackburn indicates that who or how death is caused is not the most ethically relevant
factor to consider. He argues this statement using the deontological theory that right, wrong,
justice and duty is determined by what a person does (the action itself) rather than the
consequences (p.64). According to Blackburn, the c...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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