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Recognizing Wrongs

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674241701

Publication Date: 02/04/2020


392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • I. Civil Recourse
    • 1. Civil Wrongs and Civil Rights
    • 2. Against the Grain
    • 3. Rules, Duties, Rights, and Rights of Action
    • 4. The Principle of Civil Recourse: A Defense
    • 5. Damages as Redress
  • II. The Wrongs of Tort Law
    • 6. Moral Luck, Strict Liability, and Victim Standing: Three Features of Tortious Wrongdoing
    • 7. Dual Instrumentalism
    • 8. Dual Constructivism
  • III. Wrongs and Recourse in Context
    • 9. Civil Recourse in the Modern World
    • 10. Applications: The Duty of Care, Design Defects, and Internet Libel
  • Conclusion: Recognizing Wrongs
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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