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The Social Context of Promising

P. S. Atiyah

in Promises, Morals, and Law

Published in print January 1983 | ISBN: 9780198254799
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681530 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254799.003.0005
The Social Context of Promising

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The chapter addresses the issues on the purposes of morality and attempts to clarify our understanding of the moral basis of promising. This chapter deals with the social dimension of promising, for there is an inescapable initial decision to be made as to the relative entitlements of the promisor and the promise, and that initial decision can only be made by society.

Keywords: morality; promising; social dimension; relative entitlements; society

Chapter.  6724 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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