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Author Wertheimer, Alan

Title Consent to sexual relations / Alan Wertheimer
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xv, 293 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and law
Cambridge studies in philosophy and law.
Contents Introduction -- Law -- The psychology of sex -- The psychology of perpetrators -- The harm and wrong of rape -- The value of consent -- The ontology of consent -- Coercion -- Deception -- Competence -- Intoxication -- Sex and justice -- Appendix: alphabetical list of hypothetical cases
Summary "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 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 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.""--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sexual consent.
Sexual ethics.
Sex and law.
Sexual Behavior -- ethics
Sexual Behavior -- psychology
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Sexuality.
Sex and law
Sexual consent
Sexual ethics
Seksuele betrekkingen.
Seksueel geweld.
Filosofische aspecten.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780511675027