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Description - Sexual Consent by David Archard

A popular belief is that whatever takes place in private between consenting adults should be allowed. This is the first book to offer a systematic philosophical examination of what might be meant by consent and what role it should play in the context of sexual activity. Investigating the adequacy of standard accounts of consent, the book criticizes an influential feminist critique of consensuality. David Archard then applies this new theoretical understanding of sexual consent to controversial topics, such as prostitution, rape, sadomasochism, and the age of consent. Written in clear, jargon-free language that combines philosophical analysis with practical discussion of real and imagined legal cases, Sexual Consent is both a provocative and fascinating study for philosophers, lawyers, and general readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813330822
ISBN-10: 0813330823
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 155mm x 11mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Archard

David Archard is reader in the Department of Moral Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Marxism and Existentialism: The Political Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1980), Consciousness and the Unconscious (1984), and Children, Rights and Childhood (1993).

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