Joaquín Reyes, Review of Nicholas McBride, The humanity of private law. Part I: Explanation

The humanity of private law. Part I: Explanation, by Nicholas J. McBride, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2018, pp 296, £80.00 (Hbk), ISBN 9781509911950. Nicholas McBride’s The Humanity of Private Law: Part I. Explanation is, in many ways, a ground-breaking work in private law theory. The book makes highly ambitious claims about the nature of private law, human flourishing and Western liberal societies – something rather unusual in contemporary legal theory, in which we have grown accustomed to a more piecemeal approach to legal phenomena – and substantiates those claims with arguments taken from English private law, history and philosophy …

Joaquín Reyes, The humanity of private law. Part I: Explanation, [2019] Jurisprudence 1-10. DOI: 10.1080/20403313.2019.1672356.

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