This collection of 22 chapters on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the worlds leading commentators on this conjunction of law and philosophy the contributions range broadly from inquiries into how tort law derives from aristotle thomas aquinas and immanuel kant to the latest economic and rights based theories of legal responsibility a closing chapter illuminates how tort law enables philosophers to observe the abstract theories of their discipline put to a . This volume brings together established and emerging scholars from around the world and from varying disciplines that bring their distinct perspective to the philosophical problems of tort law. This volume of nineteen original chapters showcases the latest work by established and emerging tort theorists as well as philosophers outside of tort theory focusing their analytical powers on issues central to the law of torts it will be sure to deepen and broaden the philosophical study of tort law and will help set the agenda in tort theory for many years to come the volume is divided into four parts part i examines a wide variety of fundamental principles and theories of tort law . This introduction to philosophical foundations of the law of torts john oberdiek ed oxford university press 2014 provides a brief history of the discipline of tort theory maps out current debates in the field and introduces the volumes nineteen chapters along the way this introduction addresses many of the core problems in the philosophy of tort law draws connections between them . Philosophical foundations of the law of torts john oberdiek ed oxford university press uk 2014 authors john oberdiek rutgers university new brunswick abstract this book offers a rich insight into the law of torts and cognate fileds and will be of broad interest to those working in legal and moral philosophy it has contributions from all over the world and represents the state of the
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