Abstract
Cognitive biases play an important role in creating and perpetuating problems that lead to foodborne illness outbreaks. By using insights from behavioral ethics, we argue that sometimes people engage in unethical behavior that increases the likelihood of foodborne illness outbreaks without necessarily intending to or being consciously aware of it. We demonstrate these insights in an analysis of the 2011 Listeriosis outbreak in the U.S. from the consumption of contaminated cantaloupes. We then provide policy implications that can improve our understanding of other kinds of disease outbreaks and epidemics.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1007/s10806-020-09837-w
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,114
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Crime and Punishment.[author unknown] - forthcoming - Latest Results.
Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Under Risk.D. Kahneman & A. Tversky - 1979 - Econometrica: Journal of the Econometric Society:263--291.

View all 20 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Myth of Efficiency: Technology and Ethics in Industrial Food Production.Diana Stuart & Michelle R. Woroosz - 2013 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26 (1):231-256.
Disease, Illness, and Ethics.Amnon Goldworth - 2005 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 14 (3):346-351.
Can Illness Be Edifying?Ian James Kidd - 2012 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 55 (5):496-520.
The Phenomenology of Illness.Havi Carel - 2016 - Oxford University Press UK.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-11-17

Total views
1 ( #1,539,707 of 2,499,262 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #418,195 of 2,499,262 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes