Towards Formal Definitions of Blameworthiness, Intention, and Moral Responsibility
Keywords:causality, (moral) responsibility, intention, blameworthiness
We provide formal definitions of degree of blameworthiness and intention relative to an epistemic state (a probability over causal models and a utility function on outcomes). These, together with a definition of actual causality, provide the key ingredients for moral responsibility judgments. We show that these definitions give insight into commonsense intuitions in a variety of puzzling cases from the literature.