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An 'Extended But-For' Test for the Causal Relation in the Law of Obligations

Stapleton, Jane (Barbara)

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This article explores the question of what character relations must have before the orthodox law of obligations will describe them as ‘causal’ relations. The article does not purport to identify the metaphysical nature of ‘causation’. Instead it provides a non-reductive account of what is essential before the law has described the relation between a specific factor and the existence of a particular indivisible phenomenon as ‘causal’. Section 1 presents a simple test for this relation—an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98438
Source: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
DOI: 10.1093/ojls/gqv005

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