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Calculating promises : the emergence of modern American contract doctrine

Author: Roy Kreitner
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This history of American contract law argues that late nineteenth-century legal scholars revolutionized doctrine by establishing calculating promisors as the centerpiece of their conception of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Kreitner
ISBN: 9780804753982 0804753989
OCLC Number: 213052183
Description: xii, 242 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents @toc4:Acknowledgments iii @toc2:Introduction: The Imagined Individual at the Borders of Contract 1 @toc1:Part One Gifts and Promises Revisited @toc2:1. The Revolution in Consideration Doctrine 000 2. The Gift Beyond the Grave: Case Law 000 3. Responding to Revolution: Moving Gifts and Consideration Through the Twentieth Century 000 4. Speculating on Gifts and Promises 000 @toc1:Part Two Speculations of Contract @toc2:5. Distinguished Gambles: The Struggle to Separate Speculation and Insurance from Gambling 000 6. "Contracts" for "Futures": Commercial Speculation and the Gambling Stigma 000 7. Wagering in Lives: The Life Insurance Speculators 000 8. Acquisitive Individuality Versus Communal Efficiency: Conflicting Policies and the Love-Hate Relationship with Risk 000 @toc1:Part Three The Narratives of Incomplete Contracts @toc2:9. Framing Incomplete Contracts 000 10. The Use and Abuse of Historical Narrative: Debates over Incomplete Contracts 000 11. Evaluating the Frame of Incompleteness Discourse 000 Conclusion: Undermining the Metaphysics of Contract 000 @toc4:Index
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