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The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice

Franklin Miller and Alan Wertheimer


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 and battery, 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 its relationship to ... More

Keywords: ethics, consent, human relations, conduct, slavery, employment, permissible sexual relations, rape, borrowing, selling

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335149.001.0001


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Franklin Miller, editor
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Alan Wertheimer, editor

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PART ONE Theoretical Perspectives

3 Autonomy and Consent

Tom L. Beauchamp

6 Hypothetical Consent

Arthur Kuflik

7 Consent to Harm

Vera Bergelson

PART TWO Domains of Consent

10 Contracts

Brian H. Bix

13 Advances in Informed Consent Research

Philip J. Candilis, and Charles W. Lidz

15 Consent to Clinical Research

Franklin G. Miller

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