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Lord KamesLegal and Social Theorist$
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Andreas Rahmatian

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748676736

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.001.0001

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Obligations and Enforcement

Obligations and Enforcement

Chapter:
(p.287) IX Obligations and Enforcement
Source:
Lord Kames
Author(s):

Andreas Rahmatian

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.003.0009

In this chapter Kames's conjectural history of the development of promises and covenants and his rudimentary concept of contract law theory is discussed. This theory is, as always, based on his moral philosophy, ultimately on the moral sense of man. A good deal of Kames's concept of contract derives from his ideas about equity which have been discussed in chapter 8. A short overview of Kames's discussion of the enforcement of debts, substantial within his oeuvre but only of limited historical interest, has been provided at the end of the chapter.

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