, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 141–142

A Morass of Musings on Moralization. Reply to Frank and Nagel



Frank and Nagel are very interested in the causes and consequences of moralizing about addiction. If addiction is a disease, moralistic concerns are sidelined. If it's a choice, we'd better identify clear reasons to absolve addicts from blame. While these are interesting considerations, they don't have much to do with the model of addiction I put forward in the target article.


Choice Blame Responsibility Disease model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Developmental PsychologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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