Recently, Jardas et al have convincingly defended the patient preference predictor (PPP) against a range of autonomy-based objections. In this response, I propose a new autonomy-based objection to the PPP that is not explicitly discussed by Jardas et al. I call it the ‘objection from higher-order preferences’. Even if this objection is not sufficient reason to reject the PPP, the objection constitutes a pro tanto reason that is at least as powerful as the ones discussed by Jardas et al.
- Ethics- Medical
- Advance Directives
- Decision Making
- Personal Autonomy
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Contributors JTM is the sole author of this article.
Funding This study was funded by Carlsbergfondet (CF20-0257).
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.