Philosophy and Public Affairs 47 (2):179-207 (2019)

Authors
Renee Jorgensen
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Abstract
In addition to protecting agents’ autonomy, consent plays a crucial social role: it enables agents to secure partners in valuable interactions that would be prohibitively morally risk otherwise. To do this, consent must be observable: agents must be able to track the facts about whether they have received a consent-based permission. I argue that this morally justifies a consent-practice on which communicating that one consents is sufficient for consent, but also generates robust constraints on what sorts of behaviors can be taken as consent- communicating.
Keywords consent  communication  convention  risk  moral rights  ontology of consent  autonomy  normative power  moral power
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/papa.12144
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Shaping the Normative Landscape.David Owens - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
The Morality of Law.Lon Luvois Fuller - 1964 - New Haven: Yale University Press.
Sex, Lies, and Consent.Tom Dougherty - 2013 - Ethics 123 (4):717-744.

View all 28 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Wronging Oneself.Daniel Muñoz & Nathaniel Baron-Schmitt - forthcoming - Journal of Philosophy.
Coerced Consent with an Unknown Future.Tom Dougherty - 2021 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 103 (2):441-461.
Privacy rights and ‘naked’ statistical evidence.Lauritz Aastrup Munch - 2021 - Philosophical Studies 178 (11):3777-3795.
BDSM.Manon Garcia - forthcoming - In Clare Chambers, Brian D. Earp & Lori Watson (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality,. Routledge.
Appropriate Normative Powers.Victor Tadros - 2020 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 94 (1):301-326.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Can Informed Consent to Research Be Adapted to Risk?Danielle Bromwich & Annette Rid - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (7):521-528.
“The Moral Magic of Consent.Larry Alexander - 1996 - Legal Theory 2 (3):165-174.
Constructive “Consent”: A Problematic Fiction.M. Valentine - 2018 - Law and Philosophy 37 (5):499-521.
Presumed Consent and Organ Donation.Hugh Upton - 2012 - Clinical Ethics 7 (3):142-146.
Xenotransplantation, Consent and International Justice.Robert Sparrow - 2009 - Developing World Bioethics 9 (3):119-127.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2019-08-23

Total views
373 ( #28,331 of 2,533,615 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
88 ( #8,187 of 2,533,615 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes