The Objective Standard of Interaction in Contract Law: The Reasonable Person

  • Martín Hevia
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 101)


In this chapter, I claim that contractual interactions should be approached from the perspective of thereasonable person. This chapter develops in more detail the idea of the reasonable person. I show how it can be used to explain several contractual doctrines. In particular, I argue for an objective test of contract formation and against a subjective account. Finally, against both communitarian and feminist objections, I argue that this Rawlsian idea provides a better justification for the legitimate use of state coercion.


Supra Note Reasonable Person Contract Formation Public Standard Subjective Understanding 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martín Hevia
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  1. 1.School of LawUniversidad Torcuato Di TellaBuenos AiresArgentina

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