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Consent

There are many different ethical frameworks, each with their varying differences. However, consent seems to be a fairly common vein that runs through them all. Often, the difference between a moral and immoral action comes down to whether or not there was consent. In fact, searching for and verifying consent is an action we all perform on a regular basis. Some would even say that consent is the basis for society itself

Questions:

• What is consent? What do we mean when we give consent?

• Upon whom does the burden of consent lie? Who gives it, who recieves it, why?

• What are the limits and constraints to consent? (IE: it makes sense that I can consent to my car being searched, but I cannot consent to your car being searched. Where is the line? How is it justified? Does this differ from one ethical framework to another?)

What is the relationship between consent and communication (both in terms of communicating consent and in terms of communicating what one might be consenting to)?

• What is the relationship between consent and harm? Is the breaking of consent the source of harm, or is harm something else entirely? Is this a false dichotomy? That is can we be harmed with consent, or does consent always negate harm?


Location and Price:

Upstairs there are many tables and chairs where people can gather and eat. If it's a nice day out, we may sit out on the covered balcony. As always there is a suggested, but by no means necessary, $2 donation which goes towards helping cover the costs of the meetup.

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  • Gigi

    Hopefully, by this time, I'll have found the place and am more prepared.

    April 27

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