From Promise to Contract

Towards a Liberal Theory of Contract

By Dori Kimel

This is the paperback edition of a book first published in 2003, which was received with warmth and critical acclaim by scholars of jurisprudence and contract theory. Liberal theory of contract is traditionally associated with the view according to which contract law can be explained simply as a mechanism for the enforcement of promises. The book bucks this trend by offering a theory of contract law based on a careful philosophical investigation of not only the similarities, but also the much-overlooked differences between contract and promise.


149 pages

Publication Date: 4/15/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841134949

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