The Ethics of Consent: An Introduction

Müller, Andreas; Schaber, Peter (2018). The Ethics of Consent: An Introduction. In: Müller, Andreas; Schaber, Peter (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent. Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics (pp. 1-5). London: Routledge 10.4324/9781351028264-1

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book addresses a number of general questions concerning consent. It explores the moral relevance of consent and its relations to other issues in normative ethics. The book discusses the importance of consent for various topics in legal theory. It is concerned with the importance of consent in several areas of medical ethics. The book traces the role of consent in the history of medical ethics, looks at ancient Greece, medieval Europe, the Middle East, and the development in Western law and ethics. It deals with the scope and the force of the modern informed consent requirement. The book suggests that similar to the way in which consent can be nullified if it fails to meet certain standards of validity, the lack of actual consent to political authority can be nullified if the people in question are morally required to consent.

Item Type:

Book Section (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy > Practical Philosophy

UniBE Contributor:

Müller, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy > 170 Ethics

ISBN:

978-1-138-85554-0

Series:

Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Müller

Date Deposited:

25 Jun 2019 10:45

Last Modified:

25 Jun 2019 10:45

Publisher DOI:

10.4324/9781351028264-1

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/129342

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