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

Renee Jorgensen
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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
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