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Beauty and Ugliness in Offer and Acceptance


Kenneth K. Ching


Regent University - School of Law

May 23, 2014

Wayne Law Review, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
This essay applies classical aesthetics to the contract doctrine of offer and acceptance. It argues that contract law can be understood, analyzed, and improved using three criteria of beauty: proportion, integrity, and clarity. Based on these criteria, this essay (1) argues that the traditional doctrine of offer and acceptance is beautiful, (2) argues that UCC §2-207 is ugly and fails to improve upon offer and acceptance, and (3) suggests improvements for UCC §2-207.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: Contracts, Aesthetics, Offer, Acceptance, 2-207, Battle of the Forms, Proportion, Integrity, Clarity, Beauty, Ugliness, Aquinas, Aristotle, Commutative Justice, Consent, Assent, Standard Form Contract, Boilerplate

JEL Classification: K12

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Date posted: May 25, 2014 ; Last revised: July 24, 2014

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Ching, Kenneth K., Beauty and Ugliness in Offer and Acceptance (May 23, 2014). Wayne Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2441335 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2441335

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Kenneth K. Ching (Contact Author)
Regent University - School of Law ( email )
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.regent.edu/ching
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