Alternative Perspectives on Omission Bias
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 4, p. 544, August 2005
1 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2006
The act/omission distinction is likely to lead to biases and be used as a moral heuristic. However, it is frequently difficult to determine whether this act-omission distinction is responsible for a judgment outside the lab. Furthermore, more encompassing theories of omission bias are needed to make progress in dealing with its harmful consequences. One such theory is briefly presented.
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