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Preface to a Theory of Consent Transactions in Research: Beyond Valid Consent<sup>1</sup>

Alan Wertheimer

in Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical Research

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743513
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827145 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743513.003.0003
Preface to a Theory of Consent Transactions in Research: Beyond Valid Consent1

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This chapter first asks whether informed consent is a necessary condition for ethical research and then questions the dominant—autonomous authorization—model of informed consent. Rather than focus on the subject's state of mind, a theory of consent should understand consent as a bi-lateral transaction. From that perspective, some problems, such as the therapeutic misconception, may be less important than commonly thought.

Keywords: informed consent; autonomy; consequentialism; therapeutic misconception; Kant

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Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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