Private wrongs /

From the perspective of prominent positions in both moral philosophy and legal scholarship, tort law can seem baffling: people are made to pay damages when they are barely or not at fault, yet some serious harms go uncompensated. Many of these puzzles grow out of the assumption that the law's c...

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Main Author: Ripstein, Arthur
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : retrieving the idea of a private wrong
  • What you already have, Part I : your body and property
  • Using what you have : misfeasance and nonfeasance
  • Wrongdoing for which the offender must pay : negligence
  • Use what is yours in a way that does not harm your neighbor : strict liability
  • A malicious wrong in its strict legal sense : motive and intention in tort law
  • What you already have, Part II : your own good name
  • Remedies, Part I : as if it had never happened
  • Remedies, Part II : before a court
  • Conclusion : horizontal and vertical