This collection of 22 chapters on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the world’s leading commentators on this conjunction of law and philosophy. The contributions range broadly, from inquiries into how tort law derives from Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant to the latest economic and rights-based theories of legal responsibility. A closing chapter illuminates how tort law enables philosophers to observe the abstract theories of their discipline put to a concrete test in the legal resolution of real-world controversies based on principles of right and wrong.
|Print publication date: 1997||Print ISBN-13: 9780198265795|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265795.001.0001|