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The Resource From personal life to private law, John Gardner

From personal life to private law, John Gardner

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From personal life to private law
Title
From personal life to private law
Statement of responsibility
John Gardner
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mounting a lawsuit against someone who has wronged you is a prospect no less fearful than being on the receiving end of such a lawsuit. Litigation in the courts has a reputation for being a byzantine process far removed from ordinary life, often failing to address people's real grievances while adding to their pain. Yes, there is money to be had if you win. But beyond that, what is it all in aid of? In this book John Gardner argues that, in spite of their legal intricacy, many of the questions that perennially occupy the courts in civil cases are actually timeless puzzles about the human condition. The architecture of the law of torts and the law of contract turns out to track the contours of personal life much more closely than you might expect. Using a wide range of examples from literature and life as well as law, Gardner explores big questions about our relationships to our own pasts and our own futures as well as to other people. What are friends for? Why does it matter how your actions turn out? What is the good of saying sorry? Why regret your mistakes? How can anyone be compensated for an irreversible loss? Why would you want to hold onto the life you already have? And what does any of this have to do with all those protracted legal disputes about damaged cars, ruined holidays, and leaky roofs?
Cataloging source
YDX
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1965-
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Gardner, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civil law
  • Civil law
  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • Law and ethics
  • Law
Label
From personal life to private law, John Gardner
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book ... is a descendant of my eponymous Quain Lectures, delivered at University College London in 2014"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780198818755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1013177435
Label
From personal life to private law, John Gardner
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book ... is a descendant of my eponymous Quain Lectures, delivered at University College London in 2014"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780198818755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1013177435

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