Philosophy of Private Law

Oxford University Press (2007)

In what, if any sense are our torts and our breaches of contract 'wrongs'? These two branches of private law have for centuries provided philosophers and jurists with grounds for puzzlement and this book provides both an outline of, and intervention in, contemporary jurisprudential debates about the nature and foundation of liability in private law
Keywords Civil law Philosophy  Liability (Law  Damages
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Call number K600.L83 2007
ISBN(s) 0198700687   9780198700685
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This introductory chapter situates the question about the nature of private law and the philosophical responses to it by doing two things. First, and somewhat predictably, by attempting to define key terms. It clarifies the meaning of ‘philosophy’ and then elucidates the meaning of ‘privat... see more


This chapter highlights some of the themes and loose ends that have emerged in both Parts I and II of this book and tries, where possible, either to trim or tie up the latter. The main burden of the analysis of the components of legal liability-responsibility in Part I was to show which co... see more

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