The Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law: Philosophical Foundations by David G. Owen

The Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law: Philosophical Foundations

EditorDavid G. Owen

Paperback | July 1, 1997

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$122.46

Earn 612 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This exceptional collection of twenty-two essays on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the world's leading commentators on this particularly fascinating conjunction of law and philosophy. The contributions range broadly, from inquiries into how tort law derives fromAristotle, Aquinas, and Kant to the latest economic and rights-based theories of legal reponsibility. This is truly a multi-national production, with contributions from several distinguished Oxford scholars of law and philosophy and many prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, and Israel.A provocative closing essay by one of the world's leading moral philosophers illuminates how tort law enables philosophers to observe the abstract theories of their discipline put to the concrete test in the legal resolution of real-world controversies based on principles of right and wrong.

About The Author

David G. Owen is at University of South Carolina.
Profiling: The Psychology of Catching Killers
Profiling: The Psychology of Catching Killers

by David Owen

$22.90$24.95

In stock online

Available in stores

Where The Water Goes: Life And Death Along The Colorado River
Where The Water Goes: Life And Death Along The Colorado River

by David Owen

$32.20$37.00

In stock online

Available in stores

Cabinet's Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda Of May 1940
Cabinet's Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda Of May 1940

by David Owen

$36.76$38.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:The Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law: Philosophical FoundationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:526 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198265794

ISBN - 13:9780198265795

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law: Philosophical Foundations

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"Whether one thinks of torts in functional or moral terms, or takes a philosophical or instrumental approach to its subject matter, the essays contained in this volume will provide food for thought for years to come."-- Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago "Anyone interested in ideas of responsibility, in the connection of theory and practice, and in the relationship of law and moral philosophy will want to ponder the contents of this volume."--Ernest J. Weinrib, University of Toronto "This well-organized volume of essays testifies to an academic school's coming of age. In a generation, English-speaking scholars have generated a literature on the foundations of tort law that is unique in legal history. This introduction to the field invites readers to join the ongoing debates between philosophers and the economists and between those who believe in the neutrality of justice and those who assert the inevitably partisan nature of law."--George P. Fletcher, Columbia University