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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

(p.287) IX Obligations and Enforcement
Lord Kames

Andreas Rahmatian

Edinburgh University Press

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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