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Contract as Promise [electronic resource]: A Theory of Contractual Obligation

Charles Fried
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition
Second edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780190240158 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780190240165 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction : the life of contract
  • Contract as promise - Promise - The moral obligation of promise - What a promise is worth - Remedies in and around the promise
  • Consideration
  • Answering a promise : offer and acceptance - Promises and vows - Acceptance and the law of third-party beneficiaries - The simple circuitry of offer and acceptance - Rejections, counteroffers, contracts at a distance, crossed offers - Reliance on an offer
  • Gaps - Mistake, frustration, and impossibility - Letting the loss lie where it falls - Parallels with general legal theory : an excursion - Filling the gaps
  • Good faith - "Honesty in Fact" - Good faith in performance
  • Duress and unconscionability - Duress - Coercion and rights - Property - Hard bargains - Unconscionability, economic duress, and social justice - Bad samaritans
  • The importance of being right - You can always get your money back - Conditions
  • Waivers, forfeitures, repudiations.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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