Ernest J. Weinrib

in Corrective Justice

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199660643
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748288 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Legal Philosophy


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Corrective justice is the term given to the relational character of reasoning in private law. The goal of this book is to exhibit how this reasoning works and to portray the centrality to it of a Kantian conception of rights. The book blends theory and doctrine to show that corrective justice, far from being an empty formal category as some have asserted, provides a distinctive approach to controversial issues across the whole range of liability.

Keywords: corrective justice; rights; Kant

Chapter.  3038 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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