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The Practice of Corrective Justice

JULES L. COLEMAN

in The Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law

Published in print July 1997 | ISBN: 9780198265795
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265795.003.0003
The Practice of Corrective Justice

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The extent to which this book sees corrective justice in tort law surely depends on its understanding of it; the same is true of any would-be corrective justice account of tort law: Ernest Weinrib’s, George Fletcher’s, and Richard Epstein’s, as well as Jules Coleman’s. So it is only natural to ask whether any of them is right about the content of corrective justice. And that requires an account of what it means to say that a particular conception of a concept like corrective justice is correct, as well as an account of the adequacy conditions of such a judgment. This chapter tackles some of these meta-ethical concerns. Before doing so, however, the chapter outlines the way in which corrective justice figures in the general approach to political philosophy.

Keywords: corrective justice; tort law; Ernest Weinrib; George Fletcher; Richard Epstein; Jules Coleman; political philosophy

Chapter.  9856 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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