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Promises, Morals and Law - P. S. Atiyah

Promises, Morals and Law

Paperback Published: 20th January 1983
ISBN: 9780198254799
Number Of Pages: 226

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"One of today's most accomplished students of the common law examines the nature of promises and the grounds of their binding force....The book deserves attention not only because it offers a radical reinterpretation of promising. It also raises wider and more important questions. Most obviously it makes the reader rethink his attitude towards the possible cross-fertilization of legal study and philosophy. But beyond that it raises the often neglected problem of the relation between the law and social institutions independent of it."--Joseph Raz, Harvard Law Review


"Anyone interested in the moral significance of promising will benefit from Atiyah's sophisticated renewal of the attack on the utilitarian account of promises and a critical evaluation of his own theory."--Michigan Law Review


Prefacep. v
Promising in Law and Moralsp. 1
Promising and Natural Lawp. 9
Promising and Utilitarianismp. 29
Promising and Non-Utilitarian Philosophiesp. 87
The Social Context of Promisingp. 123
The Practice of Promisingp. 138
Promises and Other Sources of Obligationp. 177
Indexp. 216
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ISBN: 9780198254799
ISBN-10: 0198254792
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 20th January 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.3

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