Law and Philosophy

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 297–330 | Cite as

Mass torts and moral principles

  • Alan Strudler
Article

Abstract

This paper examines moral problems that arise when assigning liability in causally problematic mass exposure tort cases. It examines the relevance of different conceptions of corrective justice for such assignments of liability. It explores an analogy between the expressive role of punishment and the expressive role of tort, and argues that the imposition of liability in causally problematic mass exposure cases can be justified by appeal to expressive considerations.

Keywords

Moral Principle Social Issue Corrective Justice Moral Problem Problematic Mass 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Strudler
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  1. 1.Institute for Philosophy and Public PolicyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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