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Ravines and sugar pills: defending deceptive placebo use

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In this paper, I argue that deceptive placebo use can be morally permissible, on the grounds that the deception involved in the prescription of deceptive placebos can differ in kind to the sorts of deception that undermine personal autonomy. In order to argue this, I shall first delineate two accounts of why deception is inimical to autonomy. On these accounts, deception is understood to be inimical to the deceived agent’s autonomy because it either involves subjugating the deceived agent’s w...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jmp/jhu045
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http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/1/83

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Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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086041/Z/08/Z
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
83-101
Publication date:
2014-10-12
Acceptance date:
2014-11-11
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EISSN:
1744-5019
ISSN:
0360-5310

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