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The Idea of Private Law Ernest J. Weinrib

The Idea of Private Law

Ernest J. Weinrib

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ISBN : 9780674442122
Hardcover
237 pages
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Private law applies our deepest intuitions about personal responsibility and justice to the property we own and use, to the injuries we inflict or avoid and to the contracts which we make or break. This text offers a new perspective on the phenomenonMorePrivate law applies our deepest intuitions about personal responsibility and justice to the property we own and use, to the injuries we inflict or avoid and to the contracts which we make or break. This text offers a new perspective on the phenomenon of private law. Rejecting the functionalism popular among legal scholars, it advances the idea that private law is an autonomous and non-instrumental moral practice, with its own structure and rationality.