A contribution to the problem of the causality of omissions

Mateusz Klinowski


The text deals with the causal status of omissions. This problem is one of the arguments against treating omissions as full acts. I first discuss several arguments that are frequently cited in the literature against the recognition of the causal nature of omissions, showing that each of them is inconclusive. Then I a present a logical analysis known as the "sees to it" theory, which correctly captures a series of intuitions concerning activity, duty, and the ability to do something. With the help of this analysis I construct an interesting argument in favor of the causality of omissions.

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