The ‘other’ category in the classification of obligations

Joachim Dietrich*

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General Much has been written recently about ‘taxonomy’ or, more specifically, about the classification of our law of obligations, particularly by Professor Birks.1 Drawing comparisons with the science of Charles Darwin, Birks argues for greater awareness by lawyers of the importance of classification and for better taxonomy in our law. Leaving aside for now the doubts one may entertain about the merits of Birks’ quasi-zoological approach to classification,2 or about whether such
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Law of Obligations: Connections and Boundaries
EditorsAndrew Robertson
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781843147701
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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