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Conditional Consent

Chadha, K (2021) 'Conditional Consent.', Law and Philosophy, 40 (3). pp. 335-359.


There are two distinct ways for someone to place conditions on their morally valid consent. The first is to place conditions on the moral scope of their consent—whereby they waive some moral claim rights but not others. The second is to conditionally token consent—whereby the condition affects whether they waive any moral claim rights at all. Understanding this distinction helps make progress with debates about so-called “conditional consent” to sexual intercourse in English law, and with understanding how individuals place conditions on their morally valid consent in other contexts.

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Date accepted:17 December 2020
Date deposited:25 January 2021
Date of first online publication:19 February 2021
Date first made open access:15 April 2021

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