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The Resource From promise to contract : towards a liberal theory of contract, Dori Kimel

From promise to contract : towards a liberal theory of contract, Dori Kimel

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From promise to contract : towards a liberal theory of contract
Title
From promise to contract
Title remainder
towards a liberal theory of contract
Statement of responsibility
Dori Kimel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Liberal theory of contract is traditionally associated with the view according to which contract law can be explained simply as a mechanism for the enforcement of promises. The book bucks this trend by offering a theory of contract law based on a careful philosophical investigation of not only the similarities, but also the much-overlooked differences between contract and promise. Drawing on an analysis of a range of issues pertaining to the moral underpinnings of promissory and contractual obligations, the relationships in the context of which they typically feature, and the nature of the legal and moral institutions that support them, the book argues for the abandonment of the over-simplified notion that the law can systematically replicate existing moral or social institutions or simply enforce the rights or the obligations to which they give rise, without altering these institutions in the process and while leaving their intrinsic qualities intact. In its place the book offers an intriguing thesis concerning not only the relationship between contract and promise, but also the distinct functions and values that underlie contract law and explain contractual obligation. In turn, this thesis is shown to have an important bearing on theoretical and practical issues such as the choice of remedy for breach of contract, and broader concerns of political morality such as the appropriate scope of the freedom of contract and the role of the state in shaping and regulating contractual activity. The book's arguments on such issues, while rooted in distinctly liberal principles of political morality, often produce very different conclusions to those traditionally associated with liberal theory of contract, thus lending it a new lease of life in the face of its traditional as well as contemporary critiques
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Kimel, Dori
Dewey number
346.02
Index
index present
LC call number
K840
LC item number
.K56 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Contracts
  • Promise (Law)
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Contracts
  • Overeenkomstenrecht
  • Contractvrijheid
Label
From promise to contract : towards a liberal theory of contract, Dori Kimel
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 On the Nature and Value of Promises; 2 Normativity Trust and Threats; 3 The Nature and Value of Contractual Relations; 4 Remedies; 5 Freedom of Contract Freedom from Contract; Bibliography; Index
Control code
191793313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 149 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841132129
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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9781847310767
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)191793313
Label
From promise to contract : towards a liberal theory of contract, Dori Kimel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 On the Nature and Value of Promises; 2 Normativity Trust and Threats; 3 The Nature and Value of Contractual Relations; 4 Remedies; 5 Freedom of Contract Freedom from Contract; Bibliography; Index
Control code
191793313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 149 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841132129
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781847310767
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191793313

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