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Corrective Justice

Ernest J. Weinrib

Abstract

This book develops the implications of that venerable Aristotelian notion of justice for understanding contemporary private law. Over the last decades corrective justice has become a central but controversial idea among legal scholars and theorists. This book presents corrective justice as the normative idea latent in the institutions and concepts of a fair and coherent regime of liability. It begins by setting out the conceptual components of corrective justice: the correlativity of the parties normative positions as the structuring idea of their relationship, and a robust notion of rights an ... More

Keywords: corrective justice, private law, liability, Aristotle, Kant, rights, remedies, negligence, contract, unjust enrichment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660643
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660643.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest J. Weinrib, author
Cecil A. Wright Professor of Law, University of Toronto

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