I was recently introduced to the term Copenhagen interpretation of ethics in an interesting blog post that defined it thusly:
The Copenhagen Interpretation of Ethics says that when you observe or interact with a problem in any way, you can be blamed for it. At the very least, you are to blame for not doing more. Even if you don’t make the problem worse, even if you make it slightly better, the ethical burden of the problem falls on you as soon as you observe it. In particular, if you interact with a problem and benefit from it, you are a complete monster. I don’t subscribe to this school of thought, but it seems pretty popular.
Presumably, such a position on moral culpability has been referenced in the academic literature on ethics before, but I was unable to find an entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy that seemed similar.
Does the "Copenhagen interpretation" appear referenced in the literature? If so, is there a formal name associated with this ethical stance?