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Markets, Morals, and the Law

Jules L. Coleman


This book shows how traditional problems of philosophy can be understood more clearly when considered in terms of law, economics, and political science. The discussion is divided into four sections. The first offers a new version of legal positivism and an original theory of legal rights. The second critically evaluates the economic approach to law, while 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, the book explores formal social choice in democratic theory, the relatio ... More

Keywords: philosophy, legal positivism, economics, justice, law, political science, unintentional harms, morality, social choice, market behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jules L. Coleman, author
Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Philosophy, Yale University