A Theory of Tort Liability (Hart Studies in Private Law) by Allan Beever PDF

By Allan Beever

This ebook offers a finished conception of the rights upon which tort legislation is predicated and the legal responsibility that flows from violating these rights. encouraged by means of the account of non-public legislation contained in Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics of Morals, the booklet exhibits that Kant's idea elucidates a perception of interpersonal wrongdoing that illuminates the operation of tort legislations. The e-book then utilises this notion, using it to some of the components of tort legislation, on the way to strengthen an figuring out of the actual parts in query and, simply as importantly, their dating to one another. It argues that there are 3 common varieties of legal responsibility present in the legislations of tort: legal responsibility for placing one other or another's estate to one's reasons without delay, legal responsibility for doing anything to a 3rd celebration that places one other or another's estate to one's reasons, and legal responsibility for pursuing reasons in a manner that improperly interferes with the facility of one other to pursue her valid reasons. It phrases those varieties legal responsibility for direct keep an eye on, legal responsibility for oblique keep an eye on and legal responsibility for harm respectively. the result's a coherent, philosophical realizing of the constitution of tort legal responsibility as a whole method. In constructing its place, the booklet considers the legislation of Australia, Canada, England and Wales, New Zealand and the United States.

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