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The individual’s later self is less autonomous and a stranger: the impact of time in advance directives


Vigano, Eleonora (2018). The individual’s later self is less autonomous and a stranger: the impact of time in advance directives. Bioethica Forum, 11(4):165-167.

Abstract

In intertemporal choices, time alters the distribution of decisional power over one’s life and detaches the individual from her later self. These two effects of time increase the later self’s vulnerability, when its will is in conflict with the earlier self’s will as expressed in advance directives (ADs). For this reason, ADs should take into account the impact of time on the future self by including strategies that protect the latter.

Abstract

In intertemporal choices, time alters the distribution of decisional power over one’s life and detaches the individual from her later self. These two effects of time increase the later self’s vulnerability, when its will is in conflict with the earlier self’s will as expressed in advance directives (ADs). For this reason, ADs should take into account the impact of time on the future self by including strategies that protect the latter.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:17 Dec 2019 11:37
Last Modified:03 Feb 2020 14:22
Publisher:Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Ethik / Schwabe
ISSN:1662-601X
OA Status:Closed
Official URL:http://www.bioethica-forum.ch/
Project Information:
  • : FunderCogito Foundation
  • : Grant ID17-117-S
  • : Project Title

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