‘Recognizing Wrongs’

John CP Goldberg and Benjamin C Zipursky, Recognizing Wrongs, Harvard University Press, 2020, 380pp, $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674241701. Over the past twenty-plus years, through more than two dozen co-authored papers and others authored individually, John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky have established themselves as major figures in tort theory and private law theory more generally. They are the two most-cited tort law scholars in the United States and for good reason. Goldberg and Zipursky have combined a commanding knowledge of legal doctrine with philosophical sophistication to develop a novel and attractive account of tort law, one which places wrongs and recourse at its center. Their theory finds its most comprehensive and compelling expression in Recognizing Wrongs, a book that deserves and will surely receive the sustained attention of every scholar of torts and private law theory. It is a major achievement … (more)

[John Oberdiek, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 30 June]

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