Dans le cadre du projet « NUDGE – Extralegal Normativities and Public Policies » (École de Droit de Sciences Po, C3E et ESPOL), nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la prochaine séance de notre séminaire qui accueillera Jurgen De Wispelaere, Queens University Belfast/McGill University, sur le thème suivant : « Opt-Out Organ Donation — A Nudge Too Far? »
Opt-out organ donation is regularly hailed as a key instrument in improving posthumous organ donation rates. The question remains, however, whether such an approach is justified, considering commonly accepted views and social norms regarding the rights of the deceased to have their preferences taken in consideration. The nudge approach to health policy, propagated by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler, may offer a rationale for overcoming lingering doubt when moving to an opt-out organ procurement model. This paper critically examines whether the nudge approach and its underlying model of “libertarian paternalism” offers the required justification. I argue that nudge theorists (or those employing nudge-type reasoning) fail to offer robust ethical reasons and instead engage in arguments that significantly “fudge” what really drives value judgements in posthumous organ procurement policy.

Date: Vendredi 23 octobre 2015 – 13:00 – 15:00

Lieu: Université Catholique de Lille, Maison des chercheurs, 60bis, Rue du Port Lille – 5ème étage