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Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

Gregory Klass, George Letsas, and Prince Saprai


In the last ten years, there has been a revival of interest in the philosophical study of contract law. Much of the discussion relates back to Charles Fried’s 1981 claim that contract law is based on the philosophy of promise, generating what is today known as “the contract and promise debate.” This volume taps into this renewal of interest by bringing together leading philosophers, legal theorists, and contract lawyers to discuss the philosophical foundations of this area of law. The first part of the book explores general themes in the contract theory literature, including the philosophy of ... More

Keywords: contract, contract theory, legal theory, promise, morality, law and economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713012
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Klass, editor
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Centre

George Letsas, editor
Reader in Philosophy of Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Laws, University College London

Prince Saprai, editor
Lecturer, Faculty of Laws, University College London

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