Responsibility, control, and omissions

Journal of Ethics 1 (1):45-64 (1997)
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
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DOI 10.1023/A:1009707919608
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