Comission is the Same as Omission

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.

- Charles Péguy (1873-1914)

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Current social bias tells us that doing harm is viewed as worse than permitting it.[1] According to Charles Péguy's deontological statement, the two are sui generis; commission is the same as omission![2]


  1. Robert Sapolsky, Behave (2017) ↩︎

  2. J. Knobe, “Intentional Action and Side Effects in Ordinary Language Analysis,” 63 (2003): 190; J. Knobe, “Theory of Mind and Moral Cognition: Exploring the Connections,” TICS 9 (2005): 357. ↩︎

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