Philosophy Colloquium
Tom Dougherty
University of Cambridge
Consent Under Duress

By giving valid consent, we can waive rights that we hold against other people, thereby permitting them to perform actions that they otherwise weren't allowed to perform. However, our consent can fail to grant them permissions when we give it under duress. I examine the questions of how duress invalidates consent, and why it does so. My answers appeal to rights' function of protecting us from interference from others and consent's function of enabling us to share our lives with others.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
3:30pm

KEY 0103