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Contract law : rules, theory, and context / Brian H. Bix.

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Author/Creator:
Bix, Brian.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 202 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-184) and index.
Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Philosophical problems of contract law; 2. History and sources; 3. Formation; 4. Interpretation; 5. Performance; 6. Enforcement and remedies; 7. Special categories of contract law; 8. Modern contract law practices: questions of legitimation and moral obligation; 9. How many contract laws?.
Summary:
"Contract law is a category within legal practice (and legal education), though there are many occasions where there are significant overlaps with other categories, or where the borderline is not especially clear. (For example, some commentators have argued that contract law should be seen as a mere sub-category of tort law ; and, in different ways, the boundary lines between contract law and areas like restitution and property are fluid and uncertain much of the time.) Contract law is a category of particular rules and decisions, but (as elsewhere in law) it is a mistake to focus too narrowly on the "facts" of the actual decisions and the "black-letter rules" of treatises. Law is, and likely has always been, a reflective exercise, where there is a natural tendency (among practitioners and observers both) to seek more general principles, to explain and justify past decisions and give guidance for future decisions"-- Provided by publisher.
Series:
Cambridge introductions to philosophy and law.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780521850469
0521850460
9780521615532
0521615534

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