Responsibility, control, and omissions

The Journal of Ethics 1 (1):45-64 (1997)
Authors
John Fischer
University of California, Riverside
Abstract
Previously, I have argued that moral responsibility for actions is associated with guidance control. This sort of control does not necessarily involve the freedom to do otherwise. In this paper I extend the view to apply to omissions. That is, moral responsibility for an omission is associated with guidance control of that omission. This helps to provide a systematic, unified account of moral responsibility.
Keywords control  free will  moral responsibility  omissions
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2004, 2016
DOI 10.1023/A:1009707919608
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 38,086
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Martha Nussbaum on Animal Rights.Anders Schinkel - 2008 - Ethics and the Environment 13 (1):pp. 41-69.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Responsibility and Control.John Martin Fischer - 1982 - Journal of Philsophy 79 (January):24-40.
Reactive Attitudes, Reactivity, and Omissions. [REVIEW]Alfred R. Mele - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (2):447-452.
Regulative Control and the Subjectivist's View of Moral Responsibility.P. Eddy Wilson - 2006 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 13 (1):28-33.
Moral Responsibility and Motivational Mechanisms.James D. Steadman - 2012 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15 (4):473 - 492.
The Value of Moral Responsibility.John Martin Fischer - 1999 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1:129-140.
Taking Control of Belief.Miriam McCormick - 2011 - Philosophical Explorations 14 (2):169-183.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
88 ( #77,888 of 2,313,331 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #269,139 of 2,313,331 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature