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An inquiry into the philosophical foundations of the defendant's duty of restitution in unjust enrichment

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The aim of this thesis is to uncover the philosophical foundations of the defendant's duty of restitution in the law of unjust enrichment. I argue that the current dominant account for the duty of restitution – that it is best explained by the model of corrective justice – is inadequate as it fails to accommodate two key features of an action in unjust enrichment, namely, the irrelevance of fault and the absence of causation. In place of corrective justice, I suggest three alternative models:...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:7c824776-127f-427f-97c4-ba7ec0ceb141
Local pid:
ora:11399
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English
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