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Calculating Promises : the Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine.

Author: Roy Kreitner
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2006.
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Kreitner, Roy.
Calculating Promises : The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Kreitner
ISBN: 9780804768054 0804768056
OCLC Number: 1058392017
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Calculating Promises; Introduction The Imagined Individual at the Borders of Contract; Gifts and Promises Revisited; The Revolution in Consideration Doctrine; The Gift Beyond the Grave: Case Law; Responding to Revolution Moving Gifts and Consideration Through the Twentieth Century; Speculating on Gifts and Promises; Speculations of Contract; Distinguished Gambles The Struggle to Separate Speculation and Insurance from Gambling; "Contracts" for "Futures" Commercial Speculation and the Gambling Stigma; Wagering in Lives The Life Insurance Speculators. Acquisitive Individuality Versus Communal Efficiency Conflicting Policies and the Love- Hate Relationship with RiskThe Narratives of Incomplete Contracts; Framing Incomplete Contracts; The Use and Abuse of Historical Narrative Debates over Incomplete Contracts; Evaluating the Frame of Incompleteness Discourse; Conclusion Undermining the Metaphysics of Contract; Index.

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