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    Autonomy, consent and the "Non-ideal" case

    Lillehammer, Hallvard (2020) Autonomy, consent and the "Non-ideal" case. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy , ISSN 0360-5310. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    According to one influential view, requirements to elicit consent for medical interventions and other interactions gain their rationale from the respect we owe to each other as autonomous, or self-governing, rational agents. Yet the popular presumption that consent has a central role to play in legitimate intervention extends beyond the domain of cases where autonomous agency is present to cases where far from fully autonomous agents make choices that, as likely as not, are going to be against their own best interest. The question how we should understand the rationale for eliciting consent in this range of ‘non-ideal’ cases is comparatively ill understood. In this paper, I explore the prospects of accounting for consent requirements in such ‘non-ideal’ cases by appealing to a set of agency-based interests; including an interest in playing a meaningful part in joint decisions affecting ourselves and others.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The version of record is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Autonomy, consent, competence, interests
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Divisions > Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Hallvard Lillehammer
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 11:34
    Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 02:51
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/28884

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