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Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law$
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Andrew S. Gold and Paul B. Miller

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198701729

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701729.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

Andrew S Gold

Paul B Miller

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers an introduction to each of the works contained in this volume. As the chapter notes, the authors’ contributions cover a range of important topics in fiduciary theory, including: fiduciary relationships; fiduciary duties; the economic theory of fiduciary law; fiduciary principles in private law contexts; and fiduciary principles in public law contexts. This chapter explains the significance of each author’s contribution to core questions in fiduciary theory and, where applicable, to broader questions in private law theory, political theory, and legal and moral philosophy. As the chapter indicates, these contributions offer groundbreaking insights into the nature of fiduciary law.

Keywords:   Fiduciary relationships, fiduciary duties, economic theory, private law, public law

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