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Denying Services to Prevent Regret

Gerver, Mollie (2019) 'Denying Services to Prevent Regret.' Journal of Applied Philosophy, 36 (3). pp. 471-490. ISSN 0264-3758

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Abstract

Sometimes the majority of individuals accepting a service regret their decision, and we can predict that future recipients will feel similarly. For example, a hospital might learn that the majority of patients regret accepting a given medical intervention, and a UN agency might learn that most refugees it has helped repatriate regret returning home. I argue that agents providing services that lead to likely regret have one pro tanto reason to discontinue their services, and this reason is weighty if the service is epistemically transformative.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:53
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23018

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