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Jules L. Coleman

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.001.0001

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The goals of tort law

The goals of tort law

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(p.197) Chapter 10 The goals of tort law
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Risks and Wrongs
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Jules L. Coleman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.003.0011

This chapter argues that we can only go so far in understanding accident law if we begin by trying to understand it as having certain goals and policies external to it that can be identified without regard to the practice itself. It discusses tort law as a form of ordering, two forms of instrumentalism, the goals of tort law, and the moral goals of tort law.

Keywords:   accident law, tort law, instrumentalism

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