Conscience and Law, Or, Principles of Human Conduct by William HumphreyConscience and Law, Or, Principles of Human Conduct by William Humphrey

Conscience and Law, Or, Principles of Human Conduct

byWilliam Humphrey

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... In the case of a damager, on the other hand, the measure of obligation to reparation of loss or damage is the measure of the loss inflicted or the damage done. This holds good, and equally, whether the property abstracted still remains with the damager, or is no longer in his possession. It is one thing to have money in hand and actually in one's own possession, and it is another thing to have only right to that money. It is one thing to have wheat in one's barn, or to have wine in one's cellar, and it is another thing to have merely the expectation of a harvest or a vintage from one's fields or vineyards. Things therefore which are already actually possessed, and things possession of which in the future is as yet more or less doubtful, are not of the same present value. Hence there is a difference in the rating or reckoning of the restitution which is binding on the damager of a right In a thing, and that which is binding on the damager of a right TO a thing. In the latter case the loss sustained is to be measured in accordance with the right of expectation of which the injured person has been defrauded. In proportion with the value of the expectation which is regarded as reasonable in the judgment of men of prudence reparation is to be made. If the person damaged had a right IN the thing of which he has suffered loss, the whole of the value of that thing has to be restored. A possessor in lad faith of another man's property is bound to restore not only the property itself, but also the fruits of it. He must replace the fruits which the owner would have got, even if he the unjust possessor, through his negligence did not himself actually get them. Further, he must make reparation for the loss of fruits which he has consumed, or which he has allowed to peri...
Title:Conscience and Law, Or, Principles of Human ConductFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217920187

ISBN - 13:9780217920186

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