Cover: Private Wrongs, from Harvard University PressCover: Private Wrongs in HARDCOVER

Private Wrongs

Add to Cart

Product Details


$51.50 • £41.95 • €46.50

ISBN 9780674659803

Publication Date: 04/05/2016


328 pages

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


  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction: Retrieving the Idea of a Private Wrong
  • 2. What You Already Have, Part 1: Your Body and Property
  • 3. Using What You Have: Misfeasance and Nonfeasance
  • 4. Wrongdoing for Which the Offender Must Pay: Negligence
  • 5. Use What Is Yours in a Way That Does Not Injure Your Neighbor: Strict Liability
  • 6. A Malicious Wrong in Its Strict Legal Sense: Motive and Intention in Tort Law
  • 7. What You Already Have, Part 2: Your Own Good Name
  • 8. Remedies, Part 1: As If It Had Never Happened
  • 9. Remedies, Part 2: Before a Court
  • 10. Conclusion: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Index

Recent News

From Our Blog

Photo of Lucia Jacobs as a child sitting next to Oaky

How to Plant a Forest

For this week’s University Press Week Blog Tour, Lucia Jacobs offers us a glimpse of environmental stewardship as seen through the activities of the ubiquitous squirrel, a species native to the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia from the Eocene Epoch onward. Lucia Jacobs is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library ( extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.