I've been pondering an intriguing comparison lately, drawing parallels between the Copenhagen Interpretation in quantum mechanics and a hypothetical "Copenhagen Interpretation of Ethics". As most of us are familiar, the Copenhagen Interpretation in quantum mechanics posits that particles can exist in multiple states until observed, at which point they adopt a specific state.
Similarly, imagine a theoretical ethical framework where engaging with a problem or situation instantly places a moral responsibility on the observer. Even if the observer's involvement doesn't exacerbate the issue and perhaps even alleviates it, this ethical viewpoint still asserts accountability. Essentially, one becomes ethically entangled with the observed problem upon interaction, akin to how observation influences quantum states.
While this interpretation may resonate with some, personally, I hold reservations about subscribing to such a notion. It raises thought-provoking questions regarding the nature of responsibility, causality, and the interplay of our actions with the ethical fabric of the world.
I'm keen to engage in a constructive discussion and hear your thoughts on this analogy. Do you find this parallel compelling, or do you think there are limitations to drawing a direct comparison between quantum mechanics and ethics?