The Theory of Contract Law: New Essays

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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.
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"These are all seriously interesting essays. Benson is to be congratulated on assembling such an excellent collection. The essays do indeed represent the next stage of progress in the jurisprudence of contract law.... Further work in the field must begin with this work." Philosophy in Review
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Two Economic Theories of Enforcing Promises 19
2 The Scope and Limits of Legal Paternalism: Altruism and Coercion in Family Financial Arrangements 45
3 Promises and Contracts 86
4 The Unity of Contract Law 118
5 The Theory of Contracts 206
6 Contract Law in the Aristotelian Tradition 265
Index 335
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