The Meaning of Consent
10 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2018
Date Written: August 2018
It is often said that consent is "morally transformative," even magical: it transforms what otherwise would be illegal conduct into conduct that is entirely legal. As the famous maxim goes: volenti non fit injuria-a person is not wronged by that to which he consents. But how literally should we read this maxim? Does consent of one person always have the power to change the moral and legal character of another person's actions?
Keywords: Criminal Law, Consent, Attitudinal Consent, Performative Consent, Autonomy
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