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Corrective Justice

Ernest J. Weinrib


This book develops the implications of that venerable Aristotelian notion of justice for understanding contemporary private law. Over the last decades corrective justice has become a central but controversial idea among legal scholars and theorists. This book presents corrective justice as the normative idea latent in the institutions and concepts of a fair and coherent regime of liability. It begins by setting out the conceptual components of corrective justice: the correlativity of the parties normative positions as the structuring idea of their relationship, and a robust notion of rights an ... More

Keywords: corrective justice, private law, liability, Aristotle, Kant, rights, remedies, negligence, contract, unjust enrichment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660643
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest J. Weinrib, author
Cecil A. Wright Professor of Law, University of Toronto