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Tort Law in America An Intellectual History

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ISBN-10: 0195139658

ISBN-13: 9780195139655

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Enlarged)

Authors: G. Edward White

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This history of tort law in America looks at how the subject has been conceptualized, pointing out why changes in rules occurred, and who did the changing. White approaches his subject from four perspectives: intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge, the phenomoenon of professionalization in the late 19th and 20th centuries in America, and the recurrent concerns of tort law since it became a discrete field.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

The Intellectual Origins of Torts in America
The Impact of Legal Science on Tort Law, 1880-1910
The Impact of Realism on Tort Law, 1910-1945
The Twentieth-Century Judge as Torts Theorist: Cardozo
William Prosser, Consensus Thought, and the Nature of Tort Law, 1945-1970
The Twentieth-Century Judge as Torts Theorist: Traynor
The 1970s: Neoconceptualism and the Future of Tort Law
The Unexpected Persistence of Negligence, 1980-2000
Entering the Twenty-First Century