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The Practice 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/9780198254799.003.0006
The Practice of Promising

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The chapter conducts a preliminary inquiry into the ‘practice of promising’ as it exists in modern England. The chapter aims to teach about the morality of promising from some acquaintance with the law, and the legal treatment of promises. It is argued that the law is more sophisticated in its morality than many non-lawyers might think and a substantial treatment of the law of contract has to be made to substantiate this assertion.

Keywords: inquiry; practice of promising; morality; legal treatment; contract

Chapter.  17434 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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