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Corrective Justice, Corrected

John Gardner

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

June 12, 2012

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 31/2012

As part of a celebration of Jules Coleman's book Risks and Wrongs (20 years since it was published) this paper discusses the reasons that Coleman gave for his abandonment, in that book, of what he calls the 'annulment conception' of corrective justice. I argue that, although he was right to abandon that conception, the reasons he offered for doing so were not adequate, and led him to abandon some good features of the annulment conception, and to keep some bad ones.

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Keywords: torts, corrective justice, Jules Coleman, annulment, gains, losses, wrongs

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Date posted: June 12, 2012  

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Gardner, John, Corrective Justice, Corrected (June 12, 2012). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 31/2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2082884 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2082884

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