Dougherty and its dealbreaker
Dougherty maintains that considerations of autonomy and consent create a very high bar for honesty that precludes various forms of deception and white lies that are oftentimes considered permissible in the context of everyday standards of relationships and sexual practices. Because we don’t know always know what someone’s dealbreakers are, we are required to generally be very honest in the context of romantic relationships, Dougherty thinks. In your paper, you will focus on the weakest part of the argument and you evaluate what can be said about it. In part 1, summarize Dougherty’s argument, state whether you think it succeeds. In part 2, identify the premise, assumption, or overlooked consideration that is the weakest part of the argument. Consider what Dougherty might say in response, and make clear your conclusion.