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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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/jmp/jhu045

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of medicine and philosophy Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
83-101
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1744-5019
ISSN:
0360-5310
URN:
uuid:5013bb6a-1f17-4df3-a6ee-a929dde3339d
Source identifiers:
551922
Local pid:
pubs:551922

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