Consent to Harm

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This chapter asks whether we should accept the principle volenti non fit injuria (to one who consents no wrong is done). It considers the way in which the Model Penal Code treats the defense of consent and whether violations of dignity (as contrasted with physical harm) should be regarded as harms to which one cannot consent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Ethics of Consent
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199866335
ISBN (Print)9780195335149
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Consent
  • Dignity
  • Harm
  • Penal code


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