Consent in Morality and Law Conference

Consent in Morality and Law Conference


University of Cambridge
July 13, 2018 7:00 am — July 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Contact Tom Dougherty for more information.

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Consent in Morality and Law Conference


Keynote: Kimberly Ferzan, University of Virgnia
Keynote: Victor Tadros, University of Warwick
Kate Greasley, University College London
Hugh Lazenby, University of Glasgow
Hallie Liberto, University of Maryland
Massimo Renzo, Kings College London


David Archard
, Queen’s University Belfast
Karam Chadha, University of Cambridge
Mark D’Souza, University College London
Mollie Gerver, Newcastle University
David Owens, Kings College London
Peter Schaber, University of Zurich
Description: Consent plays a central role in sexual ethics and medical ethics, as well as the laws that govern these areas of our lives. As a result, moral philosophers and legal philosophers share interests in questions like: Does consent need to be communicated or is a mental decision sufficient? What forms of coercion invalidate someone’s consent? When someone gives their consent, which rights do they waive? These questions’ answers bear on what individuals must do in order to avoid wronging each other, as well as the policies that aim to prevent and penalise these wrongs.
Registration: The conference is open to all and free. Participation is limited to 40 participants and advance registration is necessary—please email Tom Dougherty, tjsd3@​cam.​ac.​uk. When registering, please would you indicate any dietary restrictions that you have.