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Is informed consent the determining factor of morality?
We should use the quality of information and the presence/degree of consent among parties affected as the foundation/most critical point of determining the morality of an action.
Maximizing informed consent in interactions will lead to the highest value gain for the most individuals in a utilitarian sense.
Any action can be made harmful when there is a lack of knowledge or consent.
Basing values on informed consent will establish an objective means of evaluating the goodness/badness of an action.
Within our current limitations as humans, in order to survive/thrive, we must often impose our will on nature, and in circumstances, on other humans.
It is not possible to obtain or provide perfect knowledge of the repercussions of an action.
Even if informed consent is involved, certain actions can still be immoral.
All actions have reverberating consequences, thus it is not reasonable or possible to obtain consent of all parties in all circumstances.
Is Morality Objective?
Do we need religion for morality?
Does Morality Precede Religion?