Recognizing Wrongs is the latest instalment from the leading civil recourse theorists John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky. It is a defence of the theory of tort law that they have developed, together and apart, for more than two decades. Unlike their earlier book on tort, this instalment does not focus on tort doctrine. Instead, it presents, elucidates, and defends from criticism the position that underlies its authors’ analysis of that doctrine. The book is both welcome and important. It is also very well-written: clear and accessible. Because of this, the book is not only the authors’ latest statement of their theoretical position, it will also serve as a good entry point for those coming to the debate for the first time. If, for instance, you have ever wondered with respect to rights-based approaches to tort law generally, ‘Why do people think like this?’, this book provides a very accessible answer. As usual, when reviewing a book, it is important to interpret the work in the light of its intended audience … (more)
Allan Beever, ‘Recognizing One More Wrong’, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, https://doi.org/10.1017/cjlj.2021.4. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 26 May 2021.