Ethics@Noon: François du Bois

Ethics at Noon

Corrective Justice and Deterrence: A Partial Reconciliation?

This talk will subject the two dominant theoretical accounts of private law to a critical assessment proceeding from the fundamental commitment of a liberal legal order to treating persons as ethically reasoning agents. The conclusions reached will then be used to explain why private law in many jurisdictions (not least Canada) fails to conform fully to the ideals articulated by either account but exhibits features of both corrective justice and deterrence.

François du Bois
Leicester Law School

Wed, Oct 11, 2017
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building