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Reasonableness and Responsibility: A Theory of Contract Law

Authors: Hevia, Martín

  • The only monograph on the Rawlsian foundations of contract law
  • Clarity of exposition, analytical rigour and conceptual sophistication
  • Provides a broad theoretical appraisal of a core area of law
  • Appeals to scholars, professors, and students in both common law and civil law jurisdictions
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About this book

If, as John Rawls famously suggests, justice is the first virtue of social institutions, how are we to understand the institution of contract law?
This book proposes a Rawlsian theory of contract law. It argues that justice requires that we understand contract rules in terms of the idea of reasonable, terms of interaction – that is, terms that would be accepted by reasonable persons moved by a desire for a social world in which they, as free and equal, can cooperate with others on terms they accept. On that basis, the book explains the main doctrines of contract law, including those governing third parties, in both the Common Law and the Civil Law.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hevia, Martín

    Pages 1-7

  • Setting the Scene: Distributive Justice, Corrective Justice, and Monism in Political Philosophy and Contract Law

    Hevia, Martín

    Pages 9-17

  • The Distributive Understanding of Contract Law: Kronman on Contract Law and Distributive Justice

    Hevia, Martín

    Pages 19-32

  • Libertarianism and the Law of Contracts

    Hevia, Martín

    Pages 33-44

  • The Division of Responsibility and Contract Law

    Hevia, Martín

    Pages 45-65

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4605-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4604-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8111-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reasonableness and Responsibility: A Theory of Contract Law
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
101
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4605-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4605-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4604-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8111-4
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 184
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