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heather's picture

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"we still hold people accountable for actions that they may or may not be consciously thinking of"

this makes me think about crime, and the various degrees to which we hold people responsible - how great a role the i-function plays in this process.

for example, there's premeditated crime - wherein the i-function is used to deliberate an illegal act; and then, there are crimes of passion - wherein the criminal acts on impulse, on emotion, seemingly before/without the input of the i-function. premeditated crimes are punished more harshly than crimes of passion.

we certainly place a lot of importance on the i-function. why? i'm serious.

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