Title

Consentability, Autonomy, and Self-Actualization

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2020

Publication Title

Loyola Law Review

Keywords

consent, autonomy, self-interest, self-sovereignty, self-actualization

Abstract

This essay evaluates several competing principles underlying consent, such as self-interest, self-sovereignty, and self-actualization. Witmer-Rich argues that the nature of consent depends heavily on which of these underlying values consent is believed to serve and concludes that “self-actualization—the ongoing human project of creating and embodying coherent and meaningful values and choices—is the most fundamental good of autonomy and is the good that society should seek to further in the law of consent.”

Comments

This issue is devoted to a collection of invited essays responding to Professor Nancy S. Kim’s book Consentability: Consent and Its Limits, recently published by Cambridge University Press.

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Volume

66

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