Like many others, I've contracted a bad case of "Knobe Effect" fever! I've written a paper on a model, which I call the Deep Self Model, that attempts to explain a variety of asymmetries in intentionality and responsibility judgments using a unified framework.
Quoting from the abstract, "The model proposes that people make an intuitive distinction between two parts of an agent’s psychology, a Deep Self that contains the agent’s stable and central psychological attitudes and a Superficial Self that contains attitudes that are less central and more fleeting". An intriguing aspect of the model is that the distinction between an agent's Deep Self and Superficial Self is one already made by, or is implicit in the work of, a number of philosophers including Harry Frankfurt, Gary Watson and others. Thus I hope the Deep Self Model will help anchor the recent asymmetry findings from the experimental literature in an already familiar and well accepted philosophical framework.
I would much welcome any comments and feedback.
The current version of the paper available as a Philosophical Studies preprint is here .