While the importance of consent has been discussed widely over the last few decades, interest in its study has received renewed attention in recent years, particularly regarding medical treatment, clinical research and sexual acts. The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent is an outstanding reference source to this exciting subject and the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into five main parts:

• General questions

• Normative ethics

• Legal theory

• Medical ethics

• Political philosophy.

Within these sections central issues, debates and problems are examined, including: the nature and normative importance of consent, paternalism, exploitation and coercion, privacy, sexual consent, consent and criminal law, informed consent, organ donation, clinical research, and consent theory of political obligation and authority.

The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent is essential reading for students and researchers in moral theory, applied ethics, medical ethics, philosophy of law and political philosophy. This volume will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as political science, law, medicine and social science.

chapter |5 pages

The ethics of consent

An introduction
ByAndreas Müller, Peter Schaber

part I|110 pages

General questions

chapter 1|12 pages

Historical perspectives on the ethics of consent

ByDaniel Lee

chapter 2|11 pages

What is consent?

ByHubert Schnüriger

chapter 3|12 pages

Consent as a normative power

ByFelix Koch

chapter 4|11 pages

The normative force of consent

ByHeidi M. Hurd

chapter 5|10 pages

Consent and wronging a person

ByPeter Schaber

chapter 6|10 pages

The scope of consent

ByNeil C. Manson

chapter 7|10 pages

When is consent required?

ByTerrance McConnell

chapter 8|10 pages

Valid consent

ByEmma C. Bullock

chapter 9|10 pages

Hypothetical consent

ByGideon Yaffe

chapter 10|11 pages

Group consent

ByAnna Deplazes-Zemp

part II|68 pages

Normative ethics

chapter 11|12 pages

Moral obligations and consent

ByAndreas Müller

chapter 12|9 pages

Consent and Autonomy

ByTom Walker

chapter 13|13 pages

Paternalism and consent

ByJohn Kleinig

chapter 14|11 pages

Exploitation and consent

ByMatt Zwolinski

chapter 15|10 pages

Deception and consent

ByTom Dougherty

chapter 16|11 pages

Sexual consent

ByDavid Archard

part III|74 pages

Legal theory

chapter 17|12 pages

The volenti maxim

ByMichelle Madden Dempsey

chapter 18|12 pages

Consent to pain

ByVera Bergelson

chapter 19|11 pages

Voluntary consent

ByThomas Gutmann

chapter 20|13 pages

Consent and contracts 1

ByBrian H. Bix

chapter 21|12 pages

Rape as non-consensual sex

ByTatjana Hörnle

chapter 22|12 pages

Consent and privacy

ByBart Custers, Francien Dechesne, Wolter Pieters, Bart Schermer, Simone van der Hof

part IV|75 pages

Medical ethics

chapter 23|11 pages

Historical perspectives in medical ethics

ByTom O’Shea

chapter 24|13 pages

Informed consent

ByNir Eyal

chapter 25|12 pages

Consent and medical treatment

ByJohann S. Ach

chapter 26|14 pages

Consent in clinical research

ByCollin O’Neil

chapter 27|11 pages

Consent and organ donation

ByBen Saunders

chapter 28|12 pages

Consent for others

ByAnthony Wrigley

part V|49 pages

Political philosophy

chapter 29|11 pages

Historical perspectives in political philosophy

ByAlex Tuckness

chapter 30|11 pages

Consent theory of political obligation

ByGeorge Klosko

chapter 31|13 pages

Normative consent and authority 1

ByDavid Estlund

chapter 32|12 pages

Moral education and the ethics of consent

ByWilliam A. Edmundson