Evaluating the Doctrine of Consideration: Part II
Thread: As important as the law of consideration is to contemporary contract law, it has not always been the standard for enforcing contracts. Professor Pryor describes this history of thought on the doctrine of consideration as he evaluates it against the liberty principle from the 3 perspectives you considered in the last discussion board: the normative perspective, the situational perspective, and the existential perspective.
Describe what you think professor Pryor means when he refers to the “liberty principle.” Then, choose 1 of the 3 perspectives (normative, situational, or existential), that you think provides the strongest justification for consideration. Explain why you think, from a biblical worldview, that perspective provides the strongest justification of consideration, and be sure to include support from Scripture, including, but not limited to, those scriptural resources included in the article. For now, limit your focus on the liberty principle, rather than the jurisdictional principle, which is the subject of the next section.