Negligent omissions, cases in which an agent unintentionally forgets to fulfill an obligation, are philosophically problematic. They are problematic because they are considered blameworthy despite the fact that the conditions for voluntariness often appear unfulfilled. In an attempt to explain how they may be voluntary, this book delves into the action theories of Aristotle, Anselm, Aquinas, Scotus, and Suárez. In doing so, not only is the philosophical (and theological) importance of negligent omissions demonstrated via new and insightful interpretations, but a complex model for explaining the voluntariness of negligent omissions is constructed. The result is an original solution to the problem of negligent omissions that demonstrates the utility of appealing to historical approaches to solve contemporary philosophical and theological problems.
The Problem of Negligent Omissions
Edited by Jakob Leth Fink, Heine Hansen and Ana María Mora-Márquez
This volume honours Sten Ebbesen with a series of essays on logical and linguistic analysis in the Middle Ages. Included are studies focusing on textual criticism, new finds of logical texts, and philosophical analysis and interpretation.
José Filipe Silva
Robert Kilwardby on the Human Soul examines Kilwardby’s role in conciliating Aristotelian and Augustinian views on the soul, soul-body relation, and cognition. The detailed investigation into Kilwardby’s pluralism of forms sheds new light into the Oxford Prohibitions of 1277.
Edited by Margaret Cameron and John Marenbon
This book examines the medieval tradition of Aristotelian logic from two perspectives. The first examines the ways in which Latin and Arabic authors went about their work in medieval logic, and how it was related to other intellectual branches. The second invites critical comparison between ...
Juhana Toivanen, University of Jyväskylä
In Perception and the Internal Senses Juhana Toivanen offers a philosophical reconstruction of Peter of John Olivi’s (ca. 1248-98) conception of the cognitive psychology of the sensitive or animal soul.
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