Omissions as possibilities

Philosophical Studies 167 (1):1-23 (2014)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
I present and develop the view that omissions are de re possibilities of actual events. Omissions do not literally fail to occur; rather, they possibly occur. An omission is a tripartite metaphysical entity composed of an actual event, a possible event, and a contextually specified counterpart relation between them. This view resolves ontological, causal, and semantic puzzles about omissions, and also accounts for important data about moral responsibility for outcomes resulting from omissions
(categorize this paper)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Revision history
Archival date: 2013-09-20
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Contrastive Causation.Schaffer, Jonathan

View all 19 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 9 citations / Add more citations

Added to PP index

Total views
422 ( #6,312 of 39,682 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
44 ( #11,000 of 39,682 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.