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Good Ethics and Bad Choices by Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby
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Good Ethics and Bad Choices by Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby
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Aug 03, 2021 | ISBN 9780262542487

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Praise

“Blumenthal-Barby (Baylor College of Medicine) offers a fascinating exploration [ . . . . ] The ensuing discussions will be juicy.”
Choice

“[T]his is a great book and the discussion is nuanced and often very convincing….Any readers interested in behavioral economics and its relevance for medical ethics—whether they have previous experience with medical ethics literature or not—will be able to understand and make use of this book.”
—American Journal of Bioethics

Good Ethics and Bad Choices is a very clear and easy to read examination of nudging…. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to behavioural economics for the purposes of the book’s argument; however, it also stands alone as a good introduction to the field. It is a great chapter to recommend to people (students, say) who haven’t come across this literature before, and I have already put it to this use myself.”
—Bioethics


“An admirable treatment….clearly written and engaging….should be of general interest to philosophers, especially ethicists, political philosophers, and those working on agency, and even those thinking and writing on relatively esoteric topics within these areas. This is because the insights offered up by the decision sciences, along with those of philosophers like Blumenthal-Barby who have taken up their results, confront us with difficult, perennial philosophical questions about the
kinds of beings we are, where our good lies, and how best to live with one another.”
—Ethics

Table Of Contents

Chapter One: Decision Psychology and Medical Decision Making–How Patients Decide
Chapter Two: Bad Decisions?: What Behavioral Economics Means for Patient Autonomy, Decision Quality, and Well-being
Chapter Three: The Ethics of Using Nudging and Choice Architecture to Improve Decision-Making: Four Arguments for Nudging
Chapter Four: Are All Nudges Ethically Equal?
Chapter Five: Nudging in the Weeds: Case Studies of Nudging in the Clinic
Conclusion

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