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Consent

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-S011-2
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2021
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-S011-2
Version: v2,  Published online: 2021
Retrieved December 09, 2021, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/consent/v-2

Article Summary

Permissive consent releases people from duties. As well as playing a role in a theory of right action, this type of consent is at the centre of sexual ethics and medical ethics. Philosophical debates about permissive consent focus on questions such as the following: Under which conditions does someone’s consent create a permission for another person? For example, in what respects must the consent-giver be informed, free, and competent? What is required for giving consent? For example, is it enough to form a mental attitude or is some form of external behavior required? When someone gives consent, what determines the set of actions that they permit?

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Dougherty, Tom. Consent, 2021, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-S011-2. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/consent/v-2.
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