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    So-called “manipulation arguments” have played a significant role in recent debates between compatibilists and incompatibilists. Incompatibilists take such arguments to show that agents who lack ultimate control over their characters or actions are not free. Most compatibilists agree that manipulated agents are not free but think this is because certain of the agent’s psychological capacities have been compromised. Chandra Sekhar Sripada has conducted an interesting study in which he applies an …Read more
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    ‘I Did it For the Money’: Incentives, Rationalizations and Health
    with Harald Schmidt
    Public Health Ethics 8 (1): 34-41. 2015.
    Incentive programs have been criticized due to concerns that extrinsic rewards can ‘crowd out’ intrinsic motivation, and also that such programs might exert a corrupting influence on those receiving the incentive. Jonathan Wolff has argued that while these worries are in some instances well grounded, incentives can also operate by liberating people from social pressures that stand in the way of their intrinsic motivations. We further develop Wolff's insight by articulating a framework for assess…Read more
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    Some Optimism About Enhancement
    with Jesse Gray
    American Journal of Bioethics 19 (7): 26-28. 2019.
    Volume 19, Issue 7, July 2019, Page 26-28.
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    Social Media, E‐Health, and Medical Ethics
    with Mélanie Terrasse and Dominic Sisti
    Hastings Center Report 49 (1): 24-33. 2019.
  •  18
    The Role of Responsibility in Moral Distress
    American Journal of Bioethics 16 (12): 10-11. 2016.
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    Causal Inefficacy and Utilitarian Arguments Against the Consumption of Factory-Farmed Products
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 30 (4): 585-594. 2017.
    Utilitarian objections to the consumption of factory-farmed products center primarily on the harms such farms cause to animals. One problem with the utilitarian case against the consumption of factory-farmed products is that the system of production is so vast and complex that no typical, individual consumer can, through her consumer behavior, make any difference to the welfare of animals. I grant for the sake of argument that this causal inefficacy objection is sound and go on to argue that the…Read more
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    Justifying Clinical Nudges
    with Steven Joffe, Neal Dickert, and Scott Halpern
    Hastings Center Report 47 (2): 32-38. 2017.
    The shift away from paternalistic decision-making and toward patient-centered, shared decision-making has stemmed from the recognition that in order to practice medicine ethically, health care professionals must take seriously the values and preferences of their patients. At the same time, there is growing recognition that minor and seemingly irrelevant features of how choices are presented can substantially influence the decisions people make. Behavioral economists have identified striking ways…Read more
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    Health Care Advertising and the Scope of Fiduciary Duties
    American Journal of Bioethics 14 (3): 48-49. 2014.
    No abstract
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    Welfare First, Autonomy Second
    American Journal of Bioethics 16 (5): 18-20. 2016.
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    The Bitter Pill of Name-Brand Drugs
    Hastings Center Report 45 (4): 11-12. 2015.
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    Collective Action Problems, Causal Impotence, and Virtue
    Southwest Philosophy Review 35 (2): 27-30. 2019.