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Causing Human ActionsNew Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action$
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Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014564

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.001.0001

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Intentional Omissions

Intentional Omissions

Chapter:
(p.134) (p.135) 9 Intentional Omissions
Source:
Causing Human Actions
Author(s):

Clarke Randolph

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.003.0073

This chapter discusses the concept of intentionally omitting to do something, such as abstaining, boycotting, and fasting. The focus here is on the metaphysical and mental dimensions of intentional omission. Intentional omissions seem to have much in common with intentional actions, and these similarities are also discussed here. The central questions to be addressed concern the type of entity or the nature of omission and the mental states that must figure in cases of intentional omission, and how they must do so. The answers to these questions have some bearing on moral issues, but the questions are interesting in their own right. They stand in some degree of mutual independence from moral issues, as there can be intentional omissions for which no one is responsible, and there can be unintentional omissions for which someone should be held responsible.

Keywords:   abstaining, boycotting, fasting, intentional omission, mental dimensions, intentional actions, mental states

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