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.
"This timely volume collects a range of distinguished scholars who examine every important question about consent. No moral, political, legal or medical issue is untouched."
Douglas Husak, Rutgers University, USA
"This is the most complete and interesting treatment of Consent, in all its aspects, that we now have. It is essential reading for all those interested in this important topic."
Gerald Dworkin, University of California, Davis, USA
"This book is a good introduction to the topics of consent, both for scholars interested in learning more and as an introduction for students. The breadth of coverage is vast and the discussions of these subjects are of high quality. Because of the variety of topics in the book, most readers will probably be able to find a few sections relevant to their interests."Joseph Kranak, Wilbur Wright College, USA
List of contributors
Andreas Müller & Peter Schaber: The ethics of consent: an introduction
I. General Questions
II. Normative Ethics
III. Legal Theory
IV. Medical Ethics
V: Political Philosophy
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All chapters for each volume are specially commissioned, and written by leading scholars in the field. Carefully edited and organized, Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics provide indispensable reference tools for students and researchers seeking a comprehensive overview of new and exciting topics in applied ethics and related disciplines. They are also valuable teaching resources as accompaniments to textbooks, anthologies, and research-orientated publications.