Contract as Promise

A Theory of Contractual Obligation

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  • : Oxford University Press
  • 2e édition
  • : 02/07/2015
  • : 978-0-19-024015-8
  • : Anglais
202 pages
Résumé

Résumé

Comprehensive study of the philosophical foundations of contract law
Effectively answers some of the common assumptions about contract law
Proposes a moral basis for contract law while defending the classical theory of contract
Applies a "theoretical purpose" to demonstrate how contract law can be traced to and is determined by a small number of basic moral principles
Applies a "pedagogic purpose" to provide for students the underlying structure of contract law
Provides a clear, simple exposition of complex subject matter using simple focused examples

Contract as Promise is a study of the philosophical foundations of contract law in which Professor Fried effectively answers some of the most common assumptions about contract law and strongly proposes a moral basis for it while defending the classical theory of contract. This book provides two purposes regarding the complex legal institution of the contract. The first is the theoretical purpose to demonstrate how contract law can be traced to and is determined by a small number of basic moral principles. At the theory level the author shows that contract law does have an underlying, and unifying structure. The second is a pedagogic purpose to provide for students the underlying structure of contract law. At this level of doctrinal exposition the author shows that structure can be referred to moral principles. Together the two purposes support each other in an effective and comprehensive study of contract law.

This second edition retains the original text, and includes a new Preface. It also includes a substantial new essay entitled Contract as Promise in the Light of Subsequent Scholarship—Especially Law and Economics which serves as a retrospective of the work accomplished in the last thirty years, while responding to present and future work in the field.

Readership: Law students and law teachers; students of social institutions; legal and moral philosophers; economists
Caractéristiques
ISBN13 978-0-19-024015-8
EAN 9780190240158
Titre Contract as Promise
Sous-titre A Theory of Contractual Obligation
Numéro d'édition 2
Date de parution 02/07/2015
Nombre de pages 202
Type d'ouvrage Manuels, précis et mémentos
Support Livre
Langue Anglais
Auteur(s) Charles Fried
Editeur / Collection / Sous-collection Oxford University Press
Thème Droit > Droit civil > Droit des obligations > Contrat
Thème secondaire Droit > Droit international et étranger > Droit étranger
Format Papier
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