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
Date Written: September 9, 2014
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
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