Omissions: Metaphysics, Agency, and Responsibility

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Rodin's "The Thinker" sculpture
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Rodin's "The Thinker" sculpture.

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Philosopher Randolph Kent Clarke asks the questions: What is an omission? What is it to intentionally omit to do something? Under what conditions is an agent morally or legally responsible for an omission? The aim is to add significantly to our understanding of human agency.