Making a clean break: Addiction and Ulysses contracts

Bioethics 22 (1):25–31 (2008)
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I examine current models of self-destructive addictive behaviour, and argue that there is an important place for Ulysses contracts in coping with addictive behaviour that stems from certain problematic preference structures. Given the relevant preference structures, interference based on a Ulysses contract need not involve questionably favouring an agent’s past preferences over her current preferences, but can actually be justified in terms of the agent’s current concerns and commitments.
Keywords Ulysses contract  compulsion  temptation  addiction  advance directive  mental illness  self‐control
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2007.00588.x
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