Book Review: Andrew Gold, The Right to Redress (2020).

Journal of Moral Philosophy, Forthcoming

6 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2022

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Erik Encarnacion

The University of Texas School of Law

Date Written: June 18, 2022


A book review for Andrew Gold's book, The Right to Redress, now out in paperback. Highlights Gold's distinction between redressive and corrective justice. Praises as distinctive and provocative his "persistence thesis," which is a version of the continuity thesis applied to rights of self-defense and similar rights to protect one's rights. Argues that, given Gold's own methodological priors, his view might need to invoke of a new category of justice, which the review identifies and calls "intercessive justice." The label refers to the set of moral norms governing when we may demand third parties (like the state) to assist in enforcing rights governed under redressive justice.

Keywords: Private Law Theory, Legal Philosophy, Torts, Contracts, Remedies

Suggested Citation

Encarnacion, Erik, Book Review: Andrew Gold, The Right to Redress (2020). (June 18, 2022). Journal of Moral Philosophy, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: or

Erik Encarnacion (Contact Author)

The University of Texas School of Law ( email )

Austin, TX
United States

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