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Contract as promise a theory of contractual obligation by Charles Fried

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Contracts.,
  • Promise (Law)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementCharles Fried.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK840 .F74
The Physical Object
Pagination162 p. ;
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4111549M
ISBN 100674169255
LC Control Number80026548

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Description of the book "Contract as Promise: A Theory of Contractual Obligation": Contract as Promise is a study of the philosophical foundations of contract law in which Professor Fried effectively answers some of the most common assumptions about contract law and strongly proposes a moral basis for it while defending the classical theory of contract. Negotiating Book Contract Terms and Royalties Warning: This information is based on my personal experiences and confidential communications from others. It is not intended as legal advice First, my advice to all commercial authors is, get a good lawyer with book contract experience. May 15,  · Contract as Promise is a study of the philosophical foundations of contract law in which Professor Fried effectively answers some of the most common assumptions about contract law and strongly proposes a moral basis for it while defending the classical theory of contract. This book provides two purposes regarding the complex legal institution of the tonyasgaapartments.com: Oxford University Press. In contract law, if the parties exchange promises, each promise is "consideration" (a valuable item) for the other promise. Failure to fulfill a promise in a contract is a breach of the contract, for which the other party may sue for performance and/or damages. 2) v. to make a firm agreement to act, refrain from acting, or make a payment or.