The Theory of Contract Law: New Essays

The Theory of Contract Law: New Essays

by Peter Benson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521041325

ISBN-13: 9780521041324

Pub. Date: 10/18/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"This collection of six full-length original essays, written by some of the most eminent scholars in the field, explores the general theory of contract law from a variety of theoretical perspectives." "The volume addresses a wide range of issues, both methodological and substantive, in the theory and practice of contract law. While the essays build on past theoretical…  See more details below

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"This collection of six full-length original essays, written by some of the most eminent scholars in the field, explores the general theory of contract law from a variety of theoretical perspectives." "The volume addresses a wide range of issues, both methodological and substantive, in the theory and practice of contract law. While the essays build on past theoretical contributions, they also attempt to take contract theory further and suggest new and promising ways to develop theory of contract law." "The Theory of Contract Law represents one of the most ambitious attempts to date to advance the general theory of contract law. It will be of interest to professionals and students of law and philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521041324
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction1
1Two Economic Theories of Enforcing Promises19
2The Scope and Limits of Legal Paternalism: Altruism and Coercion in Family Financial Arrangements45
3Promises and Contracts86
4The Unity of Contract Law118
5The Theory of Contracts206
6Contract Law in the Aristotelian Tradition265
Index335

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