This exceptional collection of twenty-two essays on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the world's leading commentators on this particularly fascinating conjunction of law and philosophy. The contributions range broadly, from inquiries into how tort law derives from Aristotle, Aquinas, and Kant to the latest economic and rights-based theories of legal reponsibility. This is truly a multi-national production, with contributions from several distinguished Oxford scholars of law and philosophy and many prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, and Israel. A provocative closing essay by one of the world's leading moral philosophers illuminates how tort law enables philosophers to observe the abstract theories of their
discipline put to the concrete test in the legal resolution of real-world controversies based on principles of right and wrong.
Readership: Academics interested in law and philosophy, particularly tort theory and the law of obligations. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students of law and philosophy, jurisprudence, and tort theory.
Edited by David G. Owen, Webster Professor of Tort Law, University of South Carolina
""As a torts teacher, I am impressed by the sophistication of the philosophical dialogue in this volume, which should become the leading reference for years to come.""