Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

2015.01.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Oberdiek (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, Oxford University Press, 2014, 447pp., $98.50 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Oberdiek (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, Oxford University Press, 2014, 447pp., $98.50 (hbk), ISBN 9780198701385. Reviewed by Avihay Dorfman, Tel Aviv University The law of torts is widely recognized as one key pillar of private law, which is to say the law that governs the terms of horizontal interactions among persons. Whereas contract law governs certain types of consensual interactions, the law of torts mainly occupies itself with involuntary forms of interactions and, in particular, the duties that attach to those whose activities render vulnerable the legitimate interests of other people, including those who are outside the privity of a joint enterprise. In that, tort law amalgamates otherwise discrete torts into one unity, namely, the law of torts. For the past several decades, the theoretical study of tort law has proceeded by implicit or explicit rejection of the. . .

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