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assent

Agreement by a minor or other person not competent, such as a child or cognitively impaired person, to give legally valid informed consent to participate in research.

The concept of assent is based on the assumption that while a child has sufficient capacity to understand a procedure and agree with parental decisions, he or she does not have the autonomy to request and consent to a procedure on his or her own.

assent

Medical ethics Agreement by a minor or other person not competent to give legally valid informed consent–eg, a child or cognitively impaired person–to participate in research. Cf Informed consent.
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If we go back to Epictetus' demand for a critical examination of our impression and to the idea that ought implies can, a serious problem seems to arise, which is that, if our acts of assent are an expression of our epistemic disposition, DC seems to make no sense from a practical point of view, because whether or not I critically examine my impressions before assenting to them depends on my epistemic disposition.
on the ideas or principles (69) that are being exercised: it is not the act of repeating to ourselves any piece of knowledge that contributes to our moral progress; moreover, the goal of critically assenting only to true impressions can be reached only if the correct beliefs are at hand whenever we are faced with any given impression.
Even if we grant that a critical analysis of the impressions that come to my mind is a necessary condition for my actions (or at least my impulses (70)) to be virtuous, it is certainly not a sufficient condition--after all, I can spend days or even months deliberating about whether the impression 'it is kathekon to do X' is true or not, and yet end up assenting to the wrong alternative.