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Foundational Principles of Contract Law$
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Melvin A. Eisenberg

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731404

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199731404.001.0001

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The Objective and Coverage of this Book; Doctrinal and Social Propositions; Social and Critical Morality; Terminology; and the Tenor of the Footnote Apparatus

The Objective and Coverage of this Book; Doctrinal and Social Propositions; Social and Critical Morality; Terminology; and the Tenor of the Footnote Apparatus

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(p.3) One The Objective and Coverage of this Book; Doctrinal and Social Propositions; Social and Critical Morality; Terminology; and the Tenor of the Footnote Apparatus
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Foundational Principles of Contract Law
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Melvin A. Eisenberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199731404.003.0001

Chapter 1 states the objective of this book: to develop contract law as it should be. Attention is also given to describing contract law as it is, because what contract law should be cannot be developed in a vacuum. Chapter 1 also describes some of the terms used in this book: doctrinal propositions is used in this book to mean propositions that purport to state legal rules and are found in or can be derived from sources that are generally regarded as authoritative by the legal profession. Social propositions is used to mean policies, which characterize states of affairs as good or bad, depending on whether they are conducive or adverse to the general welfare; moral norms, which characterize conduct as right or wrong; and experiential propositions, which describe the way in which the world works and mediate between moral and policy propositions, on the one hand, and doctrinal propositions on the other. All doctrinal propositions should be based on social propositions.

Keywords:   doctrinal propositions, social propositions, moral norms, policies, experiential propositions

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