Philosophy 114 Final Review Guide

Philosophy 114 Final Review Guide - Philosophy 114 Final...

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Philosophy 114 Final Review Guide KEY TERMS Tort o A wrongful injury o A private or civil wrong that is not a breach of contract. o A tort is some action taken by the defendant which results from a breach of legal duty owed by the defendant to the plaintiff, which proximately causes injury or damage to the plaintiff. o Torts may be intentional or negligent. Proximate cause o Something that produces a result in the natural sequence of events and without which the result could not have came about. o One’s liability is generally limited to results which were proximately caused by his/her actions Intervening Efficient Cause o An action which alters the natural and continuous sequence of events. Cone of Causation o Any event is necessarily the consequence of a combination of limitless other events Strict liability o Legal doctrine that holds a manufacturer or seller liable for all the defects and injuries caused by his/her products regardless of the degree of care that he exercised. Reasonable Man Standard
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