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Is the non-identity problem relevant to public health and policy? An online survey

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Background: The non-identity problem arises when our actions in the present could change which people will exist in the future, for better or worse. Is it morally better to improve the lives of specific future people, as compared to changing which people exist for the better? Affecting the timing of fetuses being conceived is one case where present actions change the identity of future people. This is relevant to questions of public health policy, as exemplified in some responses to the Z...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12910-019-0379-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-3958-8633
Publisher:
Bio Med Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
2019
Issue:
20
Article number:
46
Publication date:
2019-07-05
Acceptance date:
2019-05-30
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ISSN:
1472-6939
Source identifiers:
1007627
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pubs:1007627
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uuid:ac13881d-1143-4582-9b04-037cfaf892f7
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pubs:1007627
Deposit date:
2019-06-05

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