, in philosophy, is the attribute of a person whose performance of a specific action
, otherwise ethically wrong, would thereby involve no ethical fault. Consent
is a legal embodiment of the concept.
Permissions depend on norms or institutions.
Many permissions and obligations are complementary to each other, and deontic logic is a tool sometimes used in reasoning about such relationships.
- Alexy, Robert, Theorie der Grundrechte, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a. M.: 1985. Translation: A theory of constitutional rights, Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2002.
- Raz, Joseph, Practical reason and norms, Oxford University, Oxford: 1975.
- von Wright, G. H., Norm and action. A logical enquiry, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London: 1963.