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Principles of law : a normative analysis

Author: Michael D Bayles
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Norwell, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1987.
Series: Law and philosophy library.
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During the last half of the twentieth century, legal philosophy (or legal theory or jurisprudence) has grown significantly. The primary aim of the Law and Philosophy Library is to present some of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Bayles
ISBN: 9027724121 9789027724120 902772413X 9789027724137
OCLC Number: 15224440
Description: xxi, 398 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Analytical Table of Contents.- 1. Introduction: A Framework for Analysis.- 1.0. Introduction.- 1.1. A Normative Approach.- 1.2. Rational Persons.- 1.3. Values.- 1.4. Legal Principles.- 1.5. Elements of a Legal Case.- 2. Procedural Law.- 2.0. Introduction.- 2.1. Aims.- 2.1.0. Introduction.- 2.1.1. Economic costs.- 2.1.2. Moral costs.- 2.1.3. Process benefits.- 2.2. The Adversary System.- 2.3. Elements of Procedure.- 2.3.0. Introduction.- 2.3.1. Jurisdiction.- 2.3.2. Notice.- 2.3.3. Legal representation.- 2.3.4. Scope of cases.- 2.3.5. Discovery.- 2.3.6. Evidence.- 2.3.7. Proof.- 2.3.8. Jury trials.- 2.3.9. Stare decisis.- 2.3.10. Appeals.- 2.3.11. Repose.- 3. Property Law.- 3.0. Introduction.- 3.1. Aims.- 3.1.0. Introduction.- 3.1.1. Utility.- 3.1.2. Fairness.- 3.1.3. Freedom.- 3.2. Forms of Property.- 3.2.0. Introduction.- 3.2.1. Ownership.- 3.2.2. Real property and leases.- 3.2.3. Personal property.- 3.3. Rights and Limits.- 3.3.0. Introduction.- 3.3.1. To possess.- 3.3.2. To use and capital.- 3.3.3. Private limits.- 3.3.4. Public limits.- 3.3.5. Takings.- 3.4. Acquisition and Disposal.- 3.4.0. Introduction.- 3.4.1. Possession.- 3.4.2. Abandonment and gift.- 3.4.3. Deeds.- 3.4.4. Succession.- 4. Contract Law.- 4.0. Introduction.- 4.1. Aims.- 4.1.0. Introduction.- 4.1.1. Promise or agreement.- 4.1.2. Maximizing economic value.- 4.1.3. Reasonable expectations.- 4.1.4. Specific aims.- 4.2. Contract Formation.- 4.2.0. Introduction.- 4.2.1. Consideration.- 4.2.2. Past benefits.- 4.2.3. Reliance.- 4.2.4. Gratuitous commitments.- 4.2.5. Offer and acceptance.- 4.3. Duties, Defects, and Defenses.- 4.3.0. Introduction.- 4.3.1. Types of terms.- 4.3.2. Implied terms.- 4.3.3. Mistake.- 4.3.4. Incapacity.- 4.3.5. Written memoradum.- 4.3.6. Contrary to law.- 4.3.7. Duties independent of the contract.- 4.4. Discharge and Remedies.- 4.4.0. Introduction.- 4.4.1. Discharge.- 4.4.2. Rescission.- 4.4.3. Damages.- 4.4.4. Specific performance.- 5. Tort Law.- 5.0. Introduction.- 5.1. Aims.- 5.1.0. Introduction.- 5.1.1. Retribution.- 5.1.2. Deterrence.- 5.1.3. Compensation.- 5.2. Duties.- 5.2.0. Introduction.- 5.2.1. Intentional torts.- 5.2.2. Negligence standard.- 5.2.3. Scope of negligence.- 5.2.4. Interests protected from negligence.- 5.2.5. Vicarious liability.- 5.2.6. Abnormally dangerous activities.- 5.2.7. Products liability.- 5.3. Defenses.- 5.3.0. Introduction.- 5.3.1. Consent.- 5.3.2. Causation.- 5.3.3. Plaintiff's responsibility.- 5.3.4. Immunities and privileges.- 5.4. Remedies.- 5.4.0. Introduction.- 5.4.1. Damages.- 5.4.2. Injunctions.- 5.5. Beyond Tort Law.- 5.5.0. Introduction.- 5.5.1. Inadequacies.- 5.5.2. Alternatives.- 6. Criminal Law.- 6.0. Introduction.- 6.1. Aims.- 6.1.0. Introduction.- 6.1.1. Deterrence.- 6.1.2. Retribution.- 6.1.3. Reform and denunciation.- 6.2. Criminal Acts.- 6.2.0. Introduction.- 6.2.1. Voluntary conduct.- 6.2.2. Mental elements.- 6.2.3. Core offenses.- 6.2.4. Inchoate offenses and accessories.- 6.3. Defenses.- 6.3.0. Introduction.- 6.3.1. Mistake or ignorance.- 6.3.2. Mental abnormality.- 6.3.3. Intoxication.- 6.3.4. Lesser evils.- 6.3.5. Defense of persons.- 6.3.6. Defense of property.- 6.4. Punishment.- 6.4.0. Introduction.- 6.4.1. The concept.- 6.4.2. Amounts.- 6.4.3. Other issues.- 7. Values in the Law.- 7.0. Introduction.- 7.1. A Nontheory?.- 7.2. Freedom.- 7.3. Responsibility.- 7.4. Equality and Fairness.- 7.5. Social Good.- Appendix: Summary of Principles.- Works Cited.- Table of Cases.
Series Title: Law and philosophy library.
Responsibility: Michael D. Bayles.

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