The Attribution of Causality, Perception of Responsibility, and Preferred Generic Means of Life Distribution
Keywords:Causality, Bayesian model of cognition, Social distribution
The attribution of causality, a central concept in human cognition theory, is the principal instrument for investigating functional links between events and phenomena. Although the links between causality and moral responsibility are commonly recognized, the scope of studies analysing the practical implications of causality attribution is minimal. This study examines the effect of causality perception on the desired distribution of the generic means of life by utilising thought experiment data collection methodology and non-parametric statistical analysis. The results indicate that i) causality perception affects the desired distribution, and ii) individuals show no tendency to modify their perception of causality.
Keywords: Causality, Bayesian model of cognition, Social distribution.
JEL: A12, B55, C83.