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Contract As Promise

Contract As Promise

A Theory of Contractual Obligation

by Charles Fried
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/06/2015
  $68.95
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 providestwo 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 andcomprehensive 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.
ISBN:
9780190240165
9780190240165
Category:
Law
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
2nd Edition
Dimensions (mm):
139.7x208.28x17.78mm
Weight:
0.24kg

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