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Omissions: Metaphysics, Agency, and Responsibility
Randolph Clarke, Florida State University

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Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility (Book)
Title: Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility
Author: Randolph Clarke
Abstract: Philosophical theories of agency and responsibility have focused primarily on actions and activities. But, besides acting, we often omit to do or refrain from doing certain things. Omitting or refraining, like acting, can have consequences, good and bad. And we can be praiseworthy or blameworthy for omitting or refraining. However, omitting and refraining are not simply special cases of action; they require their own distinctive treatment. In Omissions, Randolph Clarke offers the first comprehensive account of these phenomena, addressing three main questions: What is an omission? What is it to intentionally not do a certain thing? And what does it take to be morally responsible for omitting or refraining? Clarke examines the connection between negligence and omission, the distinction between doing and allowing, and the distinction in law between act and omission. With its attention to a previously neglected topic, Omissions broadens our understanding of human agency.
Year: 2014
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

"Freedom, Responsibility, and Omitting to Act," pp. 107-23 (Book Section)
Title: "Freedom, Responsibility, and Omitting to Act," pp. 107-23
Author: Randolph Clarke
Editor: David Palmer
Abstract: na
Year: 2014
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press
Book Title: Libertarian Free Will: Contemporary Debates

"Freedom, Responsibility, and Omitting to Act," pp. 298-317 (Book Section)
Title: "Freedom, Responsibility, and Omitting to Act," pp. 298-317
Author: Randolph Clarke
Editor: Alfred R. Mele
Abstract: na
Year: 2015
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press
Book Title: Surrounding Free Will


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