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    Substituted Decision Making and the Dispositional Choice Account.Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson & Kjell Arne Johansson - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (10):703.1-709.
    There are two main ways of understanding the function of surrogate decision making in a legal context: the Best Interests Standard and the Substituted Judgment Standard. First, we will argue that the Best Interests Standard is difficult to apply to unconscious patients. Application is difficult regardless of whether they have ever been conscious. Second, we will argue that if we accept the least problematic explanation of how unconscious patients can have interests, we are also obliged to accept that the Substituted (...)
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    Rights Bearers and Rights Functions.Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (6):1625-1646.
    The Will Theory of Rights has commonly been criticized for excluding from the class of rights bearers all subjects who are incapable of agency. The Interest Theory of Rights faces the challenge of avoiding undue proliferation of the class of rights bearers. I advance a novel argument for a specific demarcation of the class of rights bearers. I then argue that this demarcation implies that the function of the moral rights of subjects incapable of exercising agency is to protect them (...)
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    Capacities, Potentialities, and Rights.Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson - 2014 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (4):653-665.
    IntroductionRights-ethicists intensely debate what properties of an individual are necessary and sufficient in order for that individual to have moral rights. At the heart of this important debate is the issue of whether individuals such as human foetuses, infants, and unconscious adults have moral rights, and if so, what these rights are. This paper focuses on the moral status of unconscious adults, as well as human foetuses, which are potential agents in the sense that they follow a “normal” path of (...)
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    Choices, Interests, and Potentiality: What Distinguishes Bearers of Rights? [REVIEW]Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson - 2013 - Journal of Value Inquiry 47 (3):175-190.
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    Congenitally Decorticate Children’s Potential and Rights.Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson - 2021 - Journal of Medical Ethics 47 (12):85-85.
    This article is the first indepth ethical analysis of empirical studies that support the claim that children born without major parts of their cerebral cortex are capable of conscious experiences and have a rudimentary capacity for agency. Congenitally decorticate children have commonly been classified as persistently vegetative, with serious consequences for their well-being and opportunities to flourish. The paper begins with an explication of the rights-based normative framework of the argument, including conceptual analysis of the terms ‘agency’, ‘potentiality for agency’ (...)
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    Challenging the Principle of Proportionality.Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (4):242-245.
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