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Responsibility as an obstacle to good policy: The case of lifestyle related disease

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People are causally responsible for many of their own problems. Indeed, in the arena of healthcare, up to 40% of premature deaths are preventable by changes to lifestyle (Yoon et al. 2014). The biggest causes of lifestyle-related morbidity and mortality are behaviors which are widely known to be unhealthy (smoking, unhealthy diets, lack of exercise and excessive drinking). These facts make the following inference prima facie plausible: if agents are causally responsible for their ill-health, ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11673-018-9860-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
3
Pages:
459–468
Publication date:
2018-06-06
Acceptance date:
2018-05-14
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EISSN:
1872-4353
ISSN:
1176-7529
Pubs id:
pubs:847739
URN:
uri:6bf81034-4e50-4167-8f0b-6d5d88a65f90
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uuid:6bf81034-4e50-4167-8f0b-6d5d88a65f90
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pubs:847739

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