Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

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  • Copyright: 2014-05-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

John Oberdiek, Professor of Law, Rutgers University

John Oberdiek is Professor at the Rutgers University School of Law. His is also a Director of the Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, Associate Graduate Faculty in the Rutgers Department of Philosophy, Co-Editor of the journal Law and Philosophy, and has been a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton.

Table of Contents

Introduction John Oberdiek
1. Confused Culpability, Contrived Causation, and the Collapse of Tort Theory, Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
2. Tort Law and Public Authorities, Peter Cane
3. Tort and Crime, RA Duff
4. Tort Liability as Taking Responsibility, David Enoch
5. What is Tort Law For? Part 2: The Place of Distributive Justice, John Gardner
6. Corrective Justice and the Continuity Thesis, Scott Hershovitz
7. Strict Liability Wrongs, Gregory Keating
9. Contractualism and the Varieties of Outcome Responsibility, Rahul Kumar
10. Corrective Justice as an Independent Ideal, John Oberdiek
11. Rights and Wrongs in Morality and Tort Law, Stephen Perry
12. The Tort Process as a Form of Amends, Linda Radzik
14. Tort Law and Desert, Hanoch Sheinman
15. Consent and Assumption of Risk in Tort and Criminal Law, Ken Simons
16. Wrongs Inside and Outside the Law of Torts, Robert Stevens
17. The Preemption Problem, Victor Tadros
18. Law's Moral Foundations and Content, Richard Wright
19. Civil Recourse and the Tort/Crime Distinction, Benjamin Zipursky & John Goldberg
20. Business torts, Eric Claeys
21. Insurance, Adam Scales
22. Law and Economics, Mark Geistfeld

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