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The Dignity of CommerceMarkets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

Nathan B. Oman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226415529
eISBN:
9780226415666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226415666.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Why should the law enforce contracts? This book argues that contract law exists primarily to support markets but that markets should be understood as normatively desireable for reasons beyond mere ... More

Ordinary MeaningA Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Brian G. Slocum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

There is a long-standing judicial commitment to interpreting language in legal texts according to its ‘ordinary meaning’. That is, courts have uniformly agreed that words in legal texts should be ... More

The Theory of Rules

The Theory of Rules

Karl N. Llewellyn

Fredrick Schauer (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487953
eISBN:
9780226487977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Karl N. Llewellyn was one of the founders and major figures of legal realism, and his many keen insights have a central place in American law and legal understanding. Key to Llewellyn's thinking was ... More

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