Walter Sinnott-Armstrong comments on morality of intent

Sinnott-ArmstrongWriting for the Center for Humans and Nature, KIE Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong examines the moral difference between intentional and unintentional harm, using the Oscar Pistorius case and the Israel/Palestine conflict as examples.

…the technological advances of the modern world make it much easier to kill people by accident or mistake or by known-but-unintended side effects. These unintentional harms can be caused by sports cars, guns, and missiles—as in the examples above—but also by car accidents, toxic spills, fatty foods, and so on.