Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, John Oberdiek (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014

15 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2014

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John Oberdiek

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School

Date Written: September 9, 2014

Abstract

This Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek, ed., Oxford University Press, 2014) provides a brief history of the discipline of tort theory, maps out current debates in the field, and introduces the volume's nineteen chapters. Along the way, this Introduction addresses many of the core problems in the philosophy of tort law, draws connections between them.

Keywords: tort law, tort theory, philosophy of law, responsibility, liability, rights, compensation, harms, wrongs, fault, corrective justice, distributive justice

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Oberdiek, John, Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (September 9, 2014). Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, John Oberdiek (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2493785

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