Tort Law in America: An Intellectual History / Edition 1

Tort Law in America: An Intellectual History / Edition 1

by G. Edward White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195139658

ISBN-13: 9780195139655

Pub. Date: 03/27/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This history of tort law in America looks at how the subject has been conceptualized, pointing out why changes in rules occurred, and who did the changing. White approaches his subject from four perspectives: intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge, the phenomenon of professionalization in the late 19th and 20th centuries in America, and the recurrent

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This history of tort law in America looks at how the subject has been conceptualized, pointing out why changes in rules occurred, and who did the changing. White approaches his subject from four perspectives: intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge, the phenomenon of professionalization in the late 19th and 20th centuries in America, and the recurrent concerns of tort law since it became a discrete field.

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ISBN-13:
9780195139655
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Intellectual Origins of Torts in America
2. The Impact of Legal Science on Tort Law, 1880-1910
3. The Impact of Realism on Tort Law, 1910-1945
4. The Twentieth-Century Judge as Torts Theorist: Cardozo
5. William Prosser, Consensus Thought, and the Nature of Tort Law, 1945-1970
6. The Twentieth-Century Judge as Torts Theorist: Traynor
7. The 1970s: Neoconceptualism and the Future of Tort Law
8. The Unexpected Persistence of Negligence, 1980-2000
9. Entering the Twenty-First Century
Notes
Index

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