causation and the vice of abstraction

causation and the vice of abstraction.

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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