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II. Theories of Contract Formation
(16,120 words)

Volume VII: Contracts in General | Chapter 9 (1992): The Formation of Contracts

Completed in June 1991

Arthur T. von Mehren

4. The legal enforceability of contracts can be explained and justified as well “in terms of the individual as a moral and spiritual entity” as “in terms of social and economic life.”1 Ultimately these two perspectives …

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Arthur T. von Mehren, “II. Theories of Contract Formation”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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