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The Practice of PrincipleIn Defence of a Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory$
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Jules Coleman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264124

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264124.001.0001

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Consilience

Consilience

Chapter:
(p.41) Lecture Four— Consilience
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The Practice of Principle
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JULES L. COLEMAN

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264124.003.0005

This chapter argues that the corrective justice account of tort law illuminates not only tort law, but also the connection between our institutions of corrective and distributive justice. It helps us understand the requirements of fairness in keeping track of the cost of life’s misfortunes more generally.

Keywords:   tort law, corrective justice, distributive justice, consilience, economic analysis

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