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Consent and Third-Party Coercion

Gerver, Mollie (2021) 'Consent and Third-Party Coercion.' Ethics, 131 (2). 246 - 269. ISSN 0014-1704

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It is commonly claimed that, when X coerces Y into consenting to Z φ-ing, Y’s consent is invalid, and Z is only permitted to φ if this reduces harm or increases optionality for Y. This article demonstrates that Y’s consent in such cases is valid if Y is choosing between options that include all those Z has a duty to offer Y, and no autonomy-reducing options Z has a duty to not offer Y. When these conditions are met, Z acts permissibly in φ-ing even if φ-ing does not reduce harm for Y or increase Y’s optionality.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2020 15:44
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 13:15

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