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Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Unjust Enrichment$
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Robert Chambers, Charles Mitchell, and James Penner

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199567751

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567751.001.1

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Unjust Enrichment

Robert Chambers

Charles Mitchell

James Penner

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the chapters in this volume. Not only does it provide a brief summary of the main issues raised in each chapter, it pursues those issues and considers the questions they prompt, and the avenues for further inquiry they suggest. The chapter follows the organization of the book, which groups chapters under the headings ‘normative foundations’, ‘enrichment’, ‘unjust enrichment and property’, and ‘reasons for restitution’.

Keywords:   unjust enrichment, restitution, private law, normative functions, property

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