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Sartre in 90 minutes
Strathern, Paul, 1940-
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Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, [1998]

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93 pages ; 21 cm

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B2430.S34 S77 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
B2430.S34 S77 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The book explores, from a comparative and inter-disciplinary perspective, the relationship between fundamental rights and private law in Europe, a debate usually referred to as Drittwirkung or 'horizontal effect of fundamental rights'. It discusses the different models of 'horizontal effect' and the impact that fundamental rights may have in shaping tort law, especially the position of child tortfeasors. The book concentrates on several European jurisdictions, namely France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, and England and Wales. At a crossroad between human rights and European private law, this study draws insights from several legal fields (international, European, tort, constitutional and child law), sociology, psychology, and feminist studies. It also considers policy implications and advances proposals which would ensure the optimisation of the effect, and maximisation of the effectiveness, of fundamental rights in tort law, and more generally in private law. This book departs from traditional legal doctrines and offers a more pragmatic, comprehensive and just legal analysis of the role of fundamental rights in private law. It will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, practitioners, policy-makers and activists with an interest in human rights, tort law, comparative law, children's rights and European private law.

Author Notes

Paul Strathern has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University.

Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He has also published two series of books, one on philosophy: Philosophers in 90 Minutes, and another on science, but is best known for his 39 short biographies of philosophers and scientists

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introductionp. 5
Part 2 Sartre's Life and Worksp. 8
Part 3 From Sartre's Writingsp. 80
Part 4 Chronology of Significant Philosophical Datesp. 83
Part 5 Chronology of Sartre's Lifep. 88
Part 6 Recommended Readingp. 91
Part 7 Indexp. 92