Richard W. Wright

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology

Professor of Law

565 W. Adams St.

Chicago, IL 60661-3691

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

The Principles of Justice

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 75, P. 1859, August 2000
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Dec 2000
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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Hand, Posner, and the Myth of the 'Hand Formula'

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 4, 2003
Number of pages: 132 Posted: 07 Apr 2003
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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negligence, reasonableness, reasonable care, standard of care, Hand formula, risk-utility, efficiency, justice, Restatement of Torts, Learned Hand, Richard Posner, Frank Easterbrook

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Principled Adjudication: Tort Law and Beyond

Canterbury Law Review, Vol. 7, p. 265, 1999
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Oct 1999
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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Justice and Reasonable Care in Negligence Law

American Journal of Jurisprudence, Vol. 47, p. 143, 2002
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Jan 2003
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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negligence, reasonableness, reasonable care, standard of care, jury instructions, Hand formula, risk-utility, cost-benefit, utilitarianism, efficiency, justice, equal freedom, Restatement of Torts, legal history, Dworkin

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The Grounds and Extent of Legal Responsibility

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 41
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 26 Sep 2003
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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extent of legal responsibility, limitations on legal responsibility, proximate cause, legal cause, remoteness, proximity, justice, interactive justice

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Once More into the Bramble Bush: Duty, Causal Contribution, and the Extent of Legal Responsibility

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2001
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Jan 2001
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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causation, responsibility, actual cause, cause in fact, proximate cause, legal cause, duty, extent of responsibility, NESS test, but-for test, necessity, sufficiency

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The NESS Account of Natural Causation: A Response to Criticisms

PERSPECTIVES ON CAUSATION, Chapter 14, R. Goldberg, ed., Hart Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Aug 2011
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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causation, natural causation, NESS, overdetermined causation, preemptive causation, duplicative causation, sine qua non

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Private Nuisance Law: A Window on Substantive Justice

RIGHTS AND PRIVATE LAW, Chapter 17, D. Nolan and A. Robertson, eds., Hart Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2012
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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nuisance law, justice, interactive justice, corrective justice, distributive justice, rights, equal freedom, efficiency, injunctions

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The Vitality of Joint and Several Liability: Amici Curiae Brief, Norfolk & Western Railway Co. V. Ayers, 123 S. Ct. 1210 (2003)

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Apr 2003
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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joint and several liability, several liability, apportionment of liability, multiple responsible causes

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Proving Causation: Probability Versus Belief

PERSPECTIVES ON CAUSATION, Ch. 10, R. Goldberg, ed., Hart Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Aug 2011
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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causation, proof, belief, probability, epidemiology, burden of persuasion, preponderance of the evidence, balance of probability

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The Nightmare and the Noble Dream: Hart and Honoré on Causation and Responsibility

THE LEGACY OF H.L.A. HART: LEGAL, POLITICAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY, M. Kramer, C. Grant, B. Colburn & A. Hatzistavrou, eds., Ch. 9, Oxford University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 29 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2012
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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HLA Hart, ordinary language philosophy, causation, responsibility

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Causation in the Law: Philosophy, Doctrine and Practice

Forthcoming in The Common Core of European Private Law: Causation (Marta Infantino and Eleni Zervogianni eds. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Mar 2016
Ingeborg Puppe and Richard W. Wright
University of Bonn - Department of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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causation, omissions, negative conditions, events, properties, strong necesssity, weak necessity, strong sufficiency, sine qua non, but for, counterfactual, NESS, primitivist singularism, proof, standards of persuasion, belief, statistical probability

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Negligence in the Courts: Introduction and Commentary

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 425, 2002
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Jan 2003
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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negligence, reasonableness, standards of care, risk-utility, Hand formula, justice, rights, perspective, objective, subjective

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Causation: Linguistic, Philosophical, Legal and Economic

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Apr 2016
Richard W. Wright and Ingeborg Puppe
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Bonn - Department of Law
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causation, liability, efficiency theories of causation, philosophy of causation

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Moore on Causation and Responsibility: Metaphysics or Intuition?

Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael Moore, Kimberly Ferzan & Stephen Morse, eds., Oxford University Press, 2015, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-24
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 17 May 2016
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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causation, responsibility, omissions, Moore

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The New Old Efficiency Theories of Causation and Liability

Journal of Tort Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Oct 2015
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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causation, justice, hand formula, efficiency, negligence

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Introduction to Causation, Liability and Apportionment: Comparative Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Apr 2016
Richard W. Wright, Florence G'sell and Samuel Ferey
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Lorraine and University of Lorraine
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Liability for Mass Sexual Abuse

56 American Criminal Law Review 185 (2018)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2018
Tsachi Keren-Paz and Richard W. Wright
Sheffield Law School and Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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causation, legal responsibility, allocation of liability, criminal restitution, torts, criminal law, child pornography, sex trafficking

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Allocating Liability Among Multiple Responsible Causes: Principles, Rhetoric and Power

Apportionment in Private Law, ch. 2 (K. Barker & R. Grantham eds., Hart, Dec. 2018)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Dec 2018
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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allocation of liability, liability insurance markets, tort reform rhetoric, solidary liability, joint and several liability, proportionate liability

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Haack on Legal Proof (La Pruebra Legal Segun Haack)

68 Estudios Filosoficos 517-528 (2018)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Dec 2018
Richard W. Wright
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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legal proof, epistemology, warranted belief, probability, statistics