Book Chapter

Repairing Harms and Answering for Wrongs



Duff RA (2014) Repairing Harms and Answering for Wrongs. In: Oberdiek J (ed.) Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts. Philosophical Foundations of Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 212-230.

I contrast two models of tort law: a cost-allocation model, and the ‘civil recourse’ model offered by Golberg and Zipursky. The former makes it possible to draw a clear distinction between tort law and criminal law, and explains some of the differentiating features. The latter deals plausibly with kinds of cases that the cost-allocation model cannot accommodate: but it does so by bringing tort law much closer to criminal law, and thus raises several questions about the proper relationship between them.

tort law; criminal law; cost allocation; civil recourse; Goldberg and Zipursky

Title of seriesPhilosophical Foundations of Law
Publication date31/12/2014
PublisherOxford University Press
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Place of publicationOxford

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Professor Antony Duff

Professor Antony Duff

Emeritus Professor, Philosophy