The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice

Hardcover | October 29, 2009

EditorFranklin Miller, Alan Wertheimer

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Consent is a basic component of the ethics of human relations, making permissible a wide range of conduct that would otherwise be wrongful. Consent marks the difference between slavery and employment, permissible sexual relations and rape, borrowing or selling and theft, medical treatment andbattery, participation in research and being a human guinea pig. This book assembles the contributions of a distinguished group of scholars concerning the ethics of consent in theory and practice. Part One addresses theoretical perspectives on the nature and moral force of consent, and itsrelationship to key ethical concepts, such as autonomy and paternalism. Part Two examines consent in a broad range of contexts, including sexual relations, contracts, selling organs, political legitimacy, medicine, and research.

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Consent is a basic component of the ethics of human relations, making permissible a wide range of conduct that would otherwise be wrongful. Consent marks the difference between slavery and employment, permissible sexual relations and rape, borrowing or selling and theft, medical treatment andbattery, participation in research and being...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.1 inPublished:October 29, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195335147

ISBN - 13:9780195335149

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PrefacePart One: Theoretical Perspectives1. John Kleinig: The Nature of Consent2. David Johnston: A History of Consent in Western Thought3. Tom Beauchamp: Autonomy and Consent4. Franklin G. Miller and Alan Wertheimer: Preface to the Theory of Transactions: Beyond Valid Consent5. Douglas Husak: Paternalism and Consent6. Arthur Kuflik: Hypothetical Consent7. Vera Bergelson: Consent to HarmPart Two: Domains of Consent8. Alan Wertheimer: Consent to Sexual Relations9. Robin West: Sex, Law, and Consent10. Brian Bix: Contracts11. Janet Radcliffe Richards: Consent with Inducements: The Case of Body Parts and Services12. A. John Simmons: Political Obligation and Consent13. Philip Candilis and Charles Lidz: Advances in Informed Consent Research14. Steven Joffe and Robert Truog: Consent to Medical Care: The Importance of Fiduciary Context15. Franklin G. Miller: Consent to Clinical Research