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Title: Mos geometricus and the common law mind: interrogating contract theory
Authors: Swaminathan, Shivprasad
Keywords: Mos Geometricus
Euclidian theories
Issue Date: 4-Jan-2019
Publisher: The Modern Law Review
Citation: Swaminathan, S. (2019). Mos geometricus and the common law mind: interrogating contract theory. The Modern Law Review, 82(1), 46–70. doi: 10.1111/1468-2230.12388
Abstract: Euclidian theories have it that there exist one or a small number of apex principles from which the entire fasciculus of rules of contract law can be logically deduced. Two arguments are marshalled against the Euclidian project. First, that it has been unsuccessfully attempted before – in the form of the nineteenth century contract law treatise which emulated the civil lawyer's rationalistic model, mos geometricus – cautioning us against setting much store by its present reincarnation. Second, that the common law's methodology makes it resistant to this form of theorising.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10739/2580
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