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Conditional Consent

Chadha, K

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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.


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

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 17, 2020
Online Publication Date Feb 19, 2021
Publication Date 2021-06
Deposit Date Jan 18, 2021
Publicly Available Date Apr 15, 2021
Journal Law and Philosophy
Print ISSN 0167-5249
Electronic ISSN 1573-0522
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 3
Pages 335-359


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