Maimonides and contemporary tort theory: Law, religion, economics, and morality

Yuval Sinai, Benjamin Shmueli

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Maimonides lived in Spain and Egypt in the twelfth century, and is perhaps the most widely studied figure in Jewish history. This book presents, for the first time, Maimonides' complete tort theory and how it compares with other tort theories both in the Jewish world and beyond. Drawing on sources old and new as well as religious and secular, Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory offers fresh interdisciplinary perspectives on important moral, consequentialist, economic, and religious issues that will be of interest to both religious and secular scholars. The authors mention several surprising points of similarity between certain elements of theories recently formulated by North American scholars and the Maimonidean theory. Alongside these similarities significant differences are also highlighted, some of them deriving from conceptual-jurisprudential differences and some from the difference between religious law and secular-liberal law.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages414
ISBN (Electronic)9781316832042
ISBN (Print)9781107179295
StatePublished - 6 Aug 2020

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