The Dennes Room

Event Detail

Thu Nov 19, 2020
10 AM–12 PM
Victor Tadros (University of Warwick)
Consent in an Unjust World

Zoom link: If you would like to participate in the discussion of Prof. Tadros’s paper, please email Prof. Munoz-Dardé at for a copy of the paper.

Abstract: This article explores the moral significance of consent in an unjust world by developing the view that the validity of consent depends on its causes. It defends the view that the causes of consent make it valid or invalid. It then shows how this idea helps us to distinguish different ways in which consent might matter morally where it has problematic causes. Finally, it uses this analysis to explore the moral significance of a range of problematic causes of consent, including objectification, arranged marriage, and third-party threats of violence.