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Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Unjust Enrichment
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Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Unjust Enrichment

Robert Chambers, Charles Mitchell, and James Penner

Abstract

This book's chapters are devoted to the philosophical foundations of one of the most dynamic areas of private law — the law of unjust enrichment. Taking stock of the rapid changes to the law of unjust enrichment over the last decade, some of the most important writers in the area examine central questions raised by demarcating unjust enrichment as a separate area of private law, including how its normative foundations relate to those of other areas of private law, how the concept of enrichment relates to the concept of property, how the obligation to make restitution relates to other private l ... More

Keywords: unjust enrichment, restitution, law of obligations, property, private law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199567751
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567751.001.1

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Chambers, editor
Professor of Property Law at University College London.

Charles Mitchell, editor
Professor of Law at King's College London.

James Penner, editor
Professor of Property Law at University College London.