Lets say, someone walking through a road saw an accident happened beside his walkway. Now if the person who was walking didn’t go and save the injured, can we say he did an immoral act?

Can an inaction be labelled as moral or immoral?

  • Yes it can, when one fails to do their moral duty, help a man in need, stop a crime, etc. The Biblical name for it is sin of omission, see also SEP, Doing vs. Allowing Harm.
    – Conifold
    Mar 28 at 7:34
  • @Conifold yes it answered Mar 28 at 7:41
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    It's neither. First you need to define what makes someone moral; and I've seen lots of philosophers discussing it with no agreement. Mar 28 at 8:26
  • @MathematicalPhysicist I also find no valid argument. Trying to find one. Now answer that, what if a little boy drowning into a pond and you are the only saviour? If you ignore and let the boy die will it be immoral? Mar 28 at 11:45
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    @SazzadHissainKhan as I said you should first define what is it to be "moral"? otherwise as Manuel Bremer gives in his introductory book on paraconsistent logic with contradictory choices you might as well do whatever you choose. For example say the only saviour of the boy doesn't know how to swim... we can cook a lot of such examples. Mar 28 at 12:15

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