On Deservedness, part 2

ok doser

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Ran across this just now and it reminded me of a long closed thread I had enjoyed years ago on deservedness.

Poor quality vid, stupid woman sneaks up behind mounted policeman and smacks horse on its butt, putting cops life in danger. Horse kicks back and connects with her. There's some discussion in the video about whether she got what she deserved. In the older thread I used a definition of deserve that was "to earn by one's actions". By that definition this woman got what she deserved regardless of what she got. A huge bruise on her upper thigh, a broken leg, permanent paralysis or death.

 

ok doser

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I remember in the old thread there was a lot of discussion around proportionality.
@kmoney in particular iirc was reluctant to assign deservedness to consequences that seemed disproportionate.
 
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