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Taking responsibility for responsibility

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Governments, physicians, media and academics have all called for individuals to bear responsibility for their own health. In this article, I argue that requiring those with adverse health outcomes to bear responsibility for these outcomes is a bad basis for policy. The available evidence strongly suggests that the capacities for responsible choice, and the circumstances in which these capacities are exercised, are distributed alongside the kinds of goods we usually talk about in discussing di...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/phe/phz001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Grant:
203132/Z/16/Z
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Public Health Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
103–113
Publication date:
2019-02-11
Acceptance date:
2019-01-19
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EISSN:
1754-9981
ISSN:
1754-9973
Pubs id:
pubs:965544
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uuid:e6f12a17-ea8d-4556-ae67-fcc43982fc4c
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pubs:965544
Deposit date:
2019-01-22

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