May we allow what we may not make happen?
Thomas Ash

To explore the debate about the moral difference between causing and allowing harm (such as by killing or letting people die), read my PhilosoFiles essay on the Act/Omission debate

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Tom Ash is the webmaster of Big Issue Ground and Atheist Ground. He studied philosophy at Oxford and Cambridge, where he was president of the University Atheist and Agnostic Society. He currently does non-profit work and freelance web development. See more information about Tom Ash.

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