propositional speech

pro·po·si·tion·al speech

(prop'ŏ-zish'ŏn-ăl spēch)
Intellectual, rational use of language for specific communication goals.
See also: automatic speech
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Consent, on their model, is an attitude toward a proposition, and it is expressed in a propositional speech act.
Once we broaden our attention from propositional speech acts to the larger material, embodied context in which consent occurs (or fails to occur), another crucial feature of consent is thrown into relief: the only context in which informed consent can occur is one that is "home turf" for one party to the transaction (the doctor) and not to the other.
A narrow focus on propositional speech acts will not reveal this type of structure or its role in conditioning the communication.