The Theory of Contract Law: New Essays

The Theory of Contract Law: New Essays

by Peter Benson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521640385

ISBN-13: 9780521640381

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although the law of contract is largely settled, there is at present no widely-accepted comprehensive theory of its main principles and doctrines or of its normative basis. This collection of six full-length and 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

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Although the law of contract is largely settled, there is at present no widely-accepted comprehensive theory of its main principles and doctrines or of its normative basis. This collection of six full-length and 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. 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.

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ISBN-13:
9780521640381
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction Peter Benson; 1. Two economic theories of enforcing promises Richard Craswell; 2. The scope and limits of legal paternalism: altruism and coercion in family financial arrangements Michael J. Trebilcock and Steven Elliott; 3. Promises and contracts T. M. Scanlon; 4. The unity of contract law Peter Benson; 5. The theory of contracts Melvin A. Eisenberg; 6. Contract law in the Aristotelian tradition James Gordley; Index.

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