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Adaptive preferences and children's options

Terlazzo, Rosa


What should we think of the woman who believes that it is proper for her husband to make all of the family's decisions? How do we respond to the mother who thinks that her domestic abuse is deserved? One popular explanation of such cases is that people's preferences may "adapt" to harmful or unacceptable circumstances that they see as unavoidable, so that they come to endorse states of affairs that they should rightly resist. Yet the concept of adaptive preferences is highly controversial:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514d526eb2d


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