Law

Mastering Torts

A Student's Guide to the Law of Torts

Author: Vincent R. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 346

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Mastering Torts presents in a clear, narrative form a doctrinal overview of the law of torts. Designed especially for law students, this hornbook-like treatment is a mixture of doctrinal condensation and factual exploration that can be used with the fourth edition of Studies in American Tort Law or with other torts casebooks.
Law

Personality Rights in European Tort Law

Author: Gert Brüggemeier,Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi,Patrick O'Callaghan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948429X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of civil liability for invasion of personality interests in Europe. It is the final product of the collaboration of twenty-seven scholars and includes case studies of fourteen European jurisdictions, as well as an introductory chapter written from a US perspective. The case studies focus in particular on the legal protection of honour and reputation, privacy, self-determination and image. This volume aims to detect hidden similarities (the 'common core') in the actual legal treatment accorded by different European countries to personal interests which in some of these countries qualify as 'personality rights', and also to detect hidden disparities in the 'law in action' of countries whose 'law in the books' seem to protect one and the same personality interest in the same way.
Law

Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy

Author: Stephen G A Pitel,Jason W Neyers,Erika Chamberlain

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782252509

Category: Law

Page: 516

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In this book leading scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia challenge established common law rules and suggest new approaches to both old and emerging problems in tort law. Some of the chapters consider broad issues such as the importance of flexibility over certainty in tort law, connections between tort law and human flourishing and the indirect effects of changes in tort law. Other chapters engage more specific topics including the role of vindication in tort law, the relationship between criminal law and tort law, the use of epidemiological evidence in analysing causation, accessory liability in tort law, the role of malice in intentional torts and the role of statutes in tort law. They propose new approaches to contributory negligence, emotional distress, loss of a chance, damages for nuisance, the tort of conspiracy and vicarious liability. The chapters in this book were originally presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations at Western University in London, Ontario in July 2012. They will be highly useful to lawyers, judges and scholars across the common law world.
Common law

Common law

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428121519

Category: Common law

Page: 423

View: 8039

International law

Scandinavian studies in law

Author: Stockholms universitet. Juridiska fakulteten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International law

Page: N.A

View: 9951

Literary Criticism

Wounded Hearts

Masculinity, Law, and Literature in American Culture

Author: Jennifer Travis

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 2070

The literary study of emotion is part of an important revisionary movement among scholars eager to recast emotional politics for the twenty-first century. Looking beyond the traditional categories of sentiment, sensibility, and sympathy, Jennifer Travis suggests a new approach to reading emotionalism among men. She argues that the vocabulary of injury, with its evaluations of victimhood and its assessments of harm, has deeply influenced the cultural history of emotions. From the Civil War to the early twentieth century, Travis traces the history of male emotionalism in American discourse. She argues that injury became a comfortable vocabulary--particularly among white middle-class men--through which to articulate and to claim a range of emotional wounds. The debates about injury that flourished in the cultural arenas of medicine, psychology, and the law spilled over into the realm of fiction, as Travis demonstrates through readings of works by Stephen Crane, William Dean Howells, Willa Cather, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Travis concludes by linking this history to twenty-first-century preoccupations with "pain-centered politics," which, she cautions, too often focuses only on women and racial minorities.
Biography & Autobiography

American Sniper

Die Geschichte des Scharfschützen Chris Kyle

Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864138027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.
Law

Internationales Privatrecht

Author: Martin Wolff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642513263

Category: Law

Page: 159

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.
Culture

Philosophie als Kulturpolitik

Author: Richard Rorty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518584958

Category: Culture

Page: 357

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Mit Richard Rorty verstarb im Sommer 2007 einer der einflußreichsten Intellektuellen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Spätestens seit seiner aufsehenerregenden Demontage des cartesianischen Selbstverständnisses der Philosophie in "Der Spiegel der Natur" gehörte er zu den meistgelesenen Philosophen weltweit, der auch aufgrund seiner politischen Interventionen Bekanntheit erlangte. Heidegger, Wittgenstein und vor allem John Dewey waren seine Gewährsmänner, deren Einsichten er mit analytischer Brillanz für die Gegenwart fruchtbar machte. Romantische Ironie und weltbürgerliche Solidarität galten ihm mehr als philosophische Besserwisserei. Philosophie - das war für Rorty kein akademisches Fach, exklusiv zuständig für die "ersten Fragen", sondern vielmehr eine Stimme unter vielen im großen zivilisatorischen Gespräch der Menschheit. Philosophie als Kulturpolitik, der letzte von Rorty selbst zusammengestellte Band mit zum Teil bislang unveröffentlichten Essays, kann als sein Vermächtnis gelesen werden: Religion und Moralphilosophie, Wittgenstein und Kant, Naturalismus, romantischer Polytheismus und immer wieder die analytische Philosophie und ihre "Heilung" durch den Pragmatismus sind die scheinbar disparaten Themen, die gleichwohl durch ein starkes Band zusammengehalten werden, nämlich die Frage nach der Rolle der Philosophie in der westlichen Kultur, genauer: Wie muß man philosophieren, um als Philosoph einen sinnvollen Beitrag zur menschlichen Kultur leisten zu können? Rortys Antwort: Man muß sich entscheiden, und zwar gegen den Elfenbeinturm und für den kulturellen Wandel durch das Gespräch - mit den Naturwissenschaften, der Kunst, der Literatur, der Religion und der Politik.
History

Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America

Origins and Legacy

Author: Kenneth De Ville

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744168

Category: History

Page: 336

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Highly readable . . . . interdisciplinary history of a high order. -- The Historian Well-written and superbly documented . . . . Both physicians and lawyers will find this book useful and fascinating. -- Journal of the American Medical Association This is the first book-length historical study of medical malpractice in 19th-century America and it is exceedingly well done . . . . The author reveals that, beginning in the 1840s, Americans began to initiate malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and surgeons. Among the reasons for this development were the decline in the belief in divine providence, increased competition between physicians and medical sects, and advances in medical science that led to unrealistically high expectations of the ability of physicians to cure . . . . This book is well written, often entertaining and witty, and is historically accurate, based on the best secondary, as well as primary sources from the time period. Highly recommended. -- Choice Adept at not only traditional historical research but also cultural studies, the author treats the reader to an intriguing discussion of how 19th-century Americans came truly to see their bodies differently . . . . a sophisticated new standard in the field of malpractice history. -- The Journal of the Early Republic By far the best compilation and analysis of early medical malpractice cases I have seen . . . . this excellently crafted study is bound to be of interest to a large number of readers. -- James C. Mohr, author of Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of a National Policy
Law

Fault Lines

Tort Law as Cultural Practice

Author: David Engel,Michael McCann

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804756139

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 1943

This pioneering collection examines tort law as a cultural phenomenon, drawing on the theories and methods of law, sociology, political science, and anthropology and comparative cases across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Law

Bibliography of Law and Economics

Author: B. Bouckaert,G. de Geest

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401708932

Category: Law

Page: 667

View: 9559

Law and economics can be considered as the most exciting development in legal scholarship in recent decades. This volume is the first all-encompassing bibliography in this area. It lists approximately 7000 publications, covering the whole area of law and economics, including `old' law and economics (topics such as antitrust law, labor law, tax law, social security, economic regulation, etc.) as well as `new' law and economics with such topics as tort law, contract law, family law, procedure, criminal law, etc.). The volume also includes the literature on the philosophical foundations and the fundamental concepts of the approach. Part Two gives a special survey of law and economics publications in Europe, written in other languages than English. The Bibliography of Law and Economics is an invaluable reference work for students, scholars, lawyers, economists and other people interested in this field.
Canon law

"Ins Wasser geworfen und Ozeane durchquert"

Festschrift für Knut Wolfgang Nörr

Author: Mario Ascheri,Knut Wolfgang Nörr

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412178017

Category: Canon law

Page: 1112

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