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Author Coleman, Jules L.

Title Markets, morals, and the law / Jules Coleman
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


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 MELB  KA 10 Col/Mma 1998  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Law and Morality. 1. Negative and positive positivism. 2. Rethinking the theory of legal rights -- Pt. II. Law and Economics. 3. Efficiency, auction and exchange. 4. Efficiency, utility and wealth maximization. 5. The foundations of constitutional economics -- Pt. III. Torts, Crimes and Settlements. 6. Crimes, kickers and transaction structures. 7. The morality of strict tort liability. 8. Corrective justice and wrongful gain. 9. Justice in settlements -- Pt. IV. Markets, Morals and Politics. 10. Market contractarianism. 11. Unanimity. 12. Democracy and social choice. 13. Morality and the theory of rational choice
Summary "This collection of essays by one of America's leading legal theorists is unique in its scope. It shows how traditional problems of philosophy can be understood more clearly when considered in terms of law, economics, and political science. There are four sections in the book. The first offers a new version of legal positivism and an original theory of legal rights. The second section critically evaluates the economic approach to law, and the third considers the relationship of justice to liability for unintentional harms and to the practice of settling disputes rather than fully litigating them. Finally, Coleman explores formal social choice in democratic theory, the relationship between market behaviour and voting, and the view that morality itself, like law, is a solution of the problem of market failure. This book will be of cardinal importance to philosophers of law, legal theorists, political scientists, and economists."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Law -- Philosophy.
Law and ethics.
Torts -- Economic aspects.
Law and ethics -- Economic aspects.
LC no. 2002029592
ISBN 0199253609 paperback