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Causation Theories and Causation Rules
Comparative Tort Law. Global Perspectives (2015)
  • Marta Infantino
Abstract
The present entry aims to offer a comparative analysis of the ways in which Western tort law systems address the many questions falling under the umbrella of causation. To this purpose, the paper first investigates the role that causation plays in the broader, trans-legal scientific debate over the chains of events that make up any social phenomenon. It then overviews the theories and rules embodying the Western response to causation problems in tort law, and examines who, in the West, actually make these theories and rules, against what cultural backgrounds, and through which technicalities.
Keywords
  • causation,
  • Western tort laws
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter 2015
Editor
Mauro Bussani and Anthony J. Sebok
Publisher
Edward Elgar
Citation Information
Marta Infantino. "Causation Theories and Causation Rules" CheltenhamComparative Tort Law. Global Perspectives (2015) p. 279 - 299
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marta_infantino/28/