Consent to Sexual Relations

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Cambridge University Press, 18 sept. 2003 - 293 pages
When does a woman give valid consent to sexual relations? When does her consent render it morally or legally permissible for a man to have sexual relations with her? Why is sexual consent generally regarded as an issue about female consent? And what is the moral significance of consent? These are some of the questions discussed in this important book, which will appeal to a wide readership in philosophy, law, and the social sciences. Alan Wertheimer develops a theory of consent to sexual relations that applies to both law and morality in the light of the psychology of sexual relations, the psychology of perpetrators, and the psychology of the victims. He considers a wide variety of difficult cases such as coercion, fraud, retardation, and intoxication. We can all agree that 'no' means 'no'. This book suggests that the difficult question is whether 'yes' means 'yes'.
 

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Introduction
1
Law
11
The psychology of sex
37
The psychology of perpetrators
70
The harm and wrong of rape
89
The value of consent
119
The ontology of consent
144
Coercion
163
Deception
193
Competence
215
Intoxication
232
Sex and justice
258
Alphabetical list of hypothetical cases
277
Index
287
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Alan Wertheimer is John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Coercion (1987) and Exploitation (1996) and has published articles in Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Law and Philosophy, and Legal Theory.

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