Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

by John Oberdiek
     
 

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Contemporary philosophy and tort law have long enjoyed a happy union. Tort theory today is an exceptionally active and wide ranging field within legal philosophy. This volume brings together established and emerging scholars from around the world and from varying disciplines that bring their distinct perspective to the philosophical problems of tort law. These ground

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Contemporary philosophy and tort law have long enjoyed a happy union. Tort theory today is an exceptionally active and wide ranging field within legal philosophy. This volume brings together established and emerging scholars from around the world and from varying disciplines that bring their distinct perspective to the philosophical problems of tort law. These ground breaking essays advance longstanding debates and open up new avenues of enquiry thus deepening and broadening the field. Contributions cover the major problematic areas of tort law, such as the relations between responsibility, fault, and strict liability; the morality of harm, compensation, and repair; and the relationship of tort with criminal and property law among many others.

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"Indeed, John Oberdiek has assembled nineteen thoughtful essays and provided an extremely helpful introduction, which together make an important contribution to the ongoing enterprise of understanding and evaluating tort law (and private law, more generally)."- Avihay Dorfman, Senior Lecturer in Law, Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191005084
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
03/20/2014
Series:
Philosophical Foundations of Law
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
488
File size:
2 MB

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John Oberdiek is Professor at the Rutgers University School of Law. His is also a Director of the Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, Associate Graduate Faculty in the Rutgers Department of Philosophy, Co-Editor of the journal Law and Philosophy, and has been a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton.

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