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  1. When a Brand is a Promise.Andrew Victor Abela - 2003 - Dissertation, University of Virginia
    The thesis of this dissertation is that interpreting brands as promises is a way for firms to improve their credibility by making a binding commitment. At a time when corporate credibility is low, adopting the idea of brand as promise enables firms to commit themselves publicly to a course of action, thereby strengthening their credibility. The thesis is supported through a theoretical argument. The argument is summarized as follows. If a firm construes its brand as promises then it is likely (...)
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  2. The Sacrament of Language: An Archaeology of the Oath.Giorgio Agamben - 2010 - Stanford University Press.
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  3. On the Topic of the Divergence Between Legal and Moral Obligations in Common Law.Tareq Al-Tawil - 2012 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 25 (1):5-37.
    If common law is to run parallel to the morality of promissory obligation, it must require the breaching seller to keep his promise, not simply to pay off the buyer. However, in the event of promise-breaking, common law orders the defendant to compensate the claimant for the loss that flows from the breach of the duty to perform. The following questions then arise: why does English law not order the defendant to do the very thing that the substantive duty requires (...)
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  4. Promising, Causing Harm, and Professional Obligations.John Alexander - 2006 - Philosophy for Business 32.
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  5. Promising, Professional Obligations, and the Refusal to Provide Service.John K. Alexander - 2005 - HEC Forum 17 (3):178-195.
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  6. The Doctor's Oath: The Early Forms of the Hippocratic Oath. With Translations and an Essay. By W. H. S. Jones. One Vol. Pp. 62; 2 MSS. Facsimiles and Medieval Effigy of Hippocrates on Cover. Cambridge: University Press, MCMXXIV. 7s. 6d. [REVIEW]Clifford Allbutt - 1925 - The Classical Review 39 (5-6):139-.
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  7. The Doctor's Oath: The Early Forms of the Hippocratic Oath. [REVIEW]Clifford Allbutt - 1925 - The Classical Review 39 (5-6):139-139.
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  8. Forgiveness In Perspective.Christopher Allers & Marieke Smit (eds.) - 2010 - Rodopi Press.
    Amidst the cacophony of claims made about forgiveness, this book serves to aid in an effort to put żforgiveness in perspective.ż Marieke Smit and Christopher ...
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  9. Nurses' Promise to Safeguard the Public.Nancy M. Alley, Jo-Ann Marrs & Beth Schreiner - 2005 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 7 (4):119-124.
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  10. Promises, Rights and Claims.David Alm - 2011 - Law and Philosophy 30 (1):51-76.
    The paper argues that promise rights presuppose independently existing (if not pre-existing) claims. The argument relies on the Bifurcation Thesis, according to which all claims, and all rights, can be exhaustively divided into two categories: capacity based and exercise based.
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  11. Shared Intention, Reliance, and Interpersonal Obligations.Facundo M. Alonso - 2009 - Ethics 119 (3):444-475.
    Shared agency is of central importance in our lives in many ways. We enjoy engaging in certain joint activities with others. We also engage in joint activities to achieve complex goals. Current approaches propose that we understand shared agency in terms of the more basic phenomenon of shared intention. However, they have presented two antagonistic views about the nature of this phenomenon. Some have argued that shared intention should be understood as being primarily a structure of attitudes of individual participants (...)
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  12. Rules, Rights, and Promises.G. E. M. Anscombe - 1978 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 3 (1):318-323.
  13. On Promising and Its Justice, and Whether It Needs Be Respected In Foro Interno.G. E. M. Anscombe - 1969 - Critica 3 (7/8):61 - 83.
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  14. On Promising and Its Justice, and Whether It Needs Be Respected In Foro Interno.G. E. M. Anscombe - 1969 - Crítica: Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía 3 (7):61-83.
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  15. Some Remarks on Performatives in the Law.Lennart Åqvist - 2003 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 11 (2-3):105-124.
    This paper contains an analysis of performatives with special attention to performatives in the law. It deals with the possibility to recognise performativity by means of a grammatical-syntactic criterion, the self-verifying and norm-promulgating character of legal performatives, an analysis of the effects of performatives by means of causal logic, the different forms of performativity and a theory of promise-performatives.
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  16. Threats and Promises: A Reply to Vera Peetz.Páll S. Árdal - 1979 - Mind 88 (352):586 - 587.
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  17. Promises and Reliance.Páll S. Árdal - 1976 - Dialogue 15 (1):54-61.
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  18. Reply to New on Promises.Páll S. Árdal - 1969 - Philosophical Quarterly 19 (76):260-262.
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  19. Promises, Morals and Law.P. S. Atiyah - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (132):315-316.
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  20. Promises, Morals and Law.P. S. Atiyah - 1983 - Mind 92 (367):474-476.
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  21. Promises, Morals and Law.P. S. Atiyah - 1981 - Clarendon Press.
    Chapter Promising in Law and Morals Promissory and contractual obligations raise many issues of common interest to philosophers and lawyers. ...
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  22. Promises and the Law of Contract.P. S. Atiyah - 1979 - Mind 88 (351):410-418.
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  23. Are Promises to Repay International Debt Binding?Robin Attfield - 2001 - Journal of Social Philosophy 32 (4):505–511.
  24. Attraction and Reactions to Noncontingent Promises.Lauren Ayers, Peter Nacci & James T. Tedeschi - 1973 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 1 (1):75-77.
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  25. The Use of the Biblical Oath and Its Development.Sol Azuelos-Atias - 2016 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 29 (3):685-707.
    The use of the oath in Jewish law reflects the religious nature of this system of law: in case a litigant cannot receive justice from the human judges s/he is entitled to call on God by swearing an oath. I begin this survey of the use of oaths in Jewish law with a discussion of the nature of “swearing an oath” based on biblical stories and biblical rules that regulate the use of oaths outside court. I then focus on the (...)
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  26. Terms of Agreement.Kent Bach - 1995 - Ethics 105 (3):604-612.
    Can two promises add up to an agreement? Not according to Margaret Gilbert. 1 She has forcefully challenged the orthodox view that an agreement is an exchange of promises. She works through an intricate series of examples of promise-exchanges and argues that none qualifies as an agreement. Assuming that she has not overlooked any plausible candidates, she concludes that agreements are essentially different. It seems, however, that her examples are all exchanges of promises only in an attenuated sense of "exchange." (...)
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  27. Hypothetical Promising and John R. Searle.Donald R. Barker - 1972 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):21-34.
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  28. Sanctified Violence in Homeric Society: Oath-Making Rituals and Narratives in the Iliad (Review).Elton Barker - 2007 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 101 (1):117-118.
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  29. Thoughts on the Divergence of Contract and Promise.Ian Bartrum - 2011 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 24 (1):225-235.
    This essay offers some brief thoughts on Seana Shiffrin’s recent work regarding the divergence of contractual and promissory norms. I conclude that Shiffrin does not do enough to separate and account for the different consequentalist and deontological justifications underlying each institution, and does not do enough to explain how promises give rise to the “moral” duties she posits. I suggest, instead, that the divergence between contract and promise is justified by the different roles each institution plays in our lives, and (...)
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  30. Promises and Assertions.Katharine Bath - 1979 - Philosophia 8 (4):519-547.
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  31. Legally Enforceable Commitments.Michael D. Bayles - 1985 - Law and Philosophy 4 (3):311 - 342.
    A continuing issue of contract law is what purported contracts should be legally enforced. This article considers what principles rational persons would want courts to use in enforcing commitments in a society in which they expected to live. By reviewing the promise, economic value, and reasonable expectations approaches, the principles of freedom of transfer, enforceable commitments, and collective good are developed. Then, less general principles of consideration, past benefits, reliance, gratuitous commitments, and contract modification are presented. These latter principles specify (...)
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  32. The California Oath Controversy.A. C. F. Beales & David P. Gardner - 1968 - British Journal of Educational Studies 16 (1):92.
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  33. The Oath of the Hippocratic Physician as an Indo-European Formula.Miguel Bedolla - 2001 - Ludus Vitalis 9 (16):47-63.
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  34. An Oath Formula of the Arab Period in Egypt.H. I. Bell - 1913 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 22 (1):392-394.
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  35. Understanding Conditional Promises and Threats.Dr Sieghard Beller, Andrea Bender & Gregory Kuhnm - 2005 - Thinking and Reasoning 11 (3):209 – 238.
    Conditional promises and threats are speech acts that are used to manipulate other people's behaviour. Studies on human reasoning typically use propositional logic to analyse what people infer from such inducements. While this approach is sufficient to uncover conceptual features of inducements, it fails to explain them. To overcome this limitation, we propose a multilevel analysis integrating motivational, linguistic, deontic, behavioural, and emotional aspects. Commonalities and differences between conditional promises and threats on various levels were examined in two experiments. The (...)
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  36. Understanding Conditional Promises and Threats.Sieghard Beller, Andrea Bender & Gregory Kuhnmünch - 2005 - Thinking and Reasoning 11 (3):209-238.
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  37. Promises, Trust, and Contract Law.A. J. Bellia - 2002 - American Journal of Jurisprudence 47 (1):25-40.
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  38. Opening the Future: The Paradox of Promising in the Hobbesian Social Contract Order.Robert Bemasconi - 1997 - Philosophy Today 41 (1):77-86.
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  39. What is Wrong with Promising to Supererogate.Claire Benn - 2014 - Philosophia 42 (1):55-61.
    There has been some debate as to whether or not it is possible to keep a promise, and thus fulfil a duty, to supererogate. In this paper, I argue, in agreement with Jason Kawall, that such promises cannot be kept. However, I disagree with Kawall’s diagnosis of the problem and provide an alternative account. In the first section, I examine the debate between Kawall and David Heyd, who rejects Kawall’s claim that promises to supererogate cannot be kept. I disagree with (...)
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  40. Opening the Future: The Paradox of Promising in the Hobbesian Social Contract.R. Bernasconi - 1997 - Philosophy Today 41 (1):77-86.
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  41. Promising and Civil Disobedience.J. Bernstein - 2007 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 28 (1):47-60.
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  42. Promising and Civil Disobedience : Arendt's Political Modernism.J. M. Bernstein - 2010 - In Roger Berkowitz, Jeffrey Katz & Thomas Keenan (eds.), Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics. Fordham University Press.
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  43. Hobbes and Hume on Promising.Martin Bertman - 2002 - Vera Lex 3 (1/2):63-90.
  44. The Oath Not to Put Senators to Death.A. R. Birley - 1962 - The Classical Review 12 (03):197-199.
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  45. Contract Rights and Remedies, and the Divergence Between Law and Morality.Brian Bix - 2008 - Ratio Juris 21 (2):194-211.
    There is an ongoing debate in the philosophical and jurisprudential literature regarding the nature and possibility of Contract theory. On one hand are those who argue (or assume) that there is, or should be, a single, general, universal theory of Contract Law, one applicable to all jurisdictions and all times. On the other hand are those who assert that Contract theory should be localized to particular times and places, perhaps even with different theories for different types of agreements. This article (...)
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  46. Intercultural Aspects of the Speech Act of Promising From a Relevance Theoretic Point of View. Blass - 2012 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 8 (1):131-154.
    This study on the Speech Act of Promising builds on an article by Egner which claims that in many African Societies a promise is most often made not to be committed to its content but to be polite and save one's own or the addressee's face. While Egner opts for a Speech Act Theory approach to explain the phenomenon and comes to the conclusion that the speech act of promising may occur minus commitment, thus refuting the standard SAT claim, I (...)
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  47. The Power of Speech Acts: Reflections on a Performative Concept of Ethical Oaths in Economics and Business.Vincent Blok - 2013 - Review of Social Economy 71 (2):187-208.
    Ethical oaths for bankers, economists and managers are increasingly seen as successful instruments to ensure more responsible behaviour. In this article, we reflect on the nature of ethical oaths. Based on John Austin's speech act theory and the work of Emmanuel Levinas, we introduce a performative concept of ethical oaths that is characterised by (1) the existential self-performative of the one I want to be, which is (2) demanded by the public context. Because ethical oaths are (3) structurally threatened by (...)
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  48. Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law.Elizabeth Brake - 2012 - Oup Usa.
    This book addresses fundamental questions about marriage in moral and political philosophy. It examines promise, commitment, care, and contract to argue that marriage is not morally transformative. It argues that marriage discriminates against other forms of caring relationships and that, legally, restrictions on entry should be minimized.
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  49. Is Divorce Promise-Breaking?Elizabeth Brake - 2011 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (1):23-39.
    Wedding vows seem to be promises. So they go: I promise to love, honour, and cherish .... But this poses a problem. Divorce is not widely seen as a serious moral wrong, but breaking a promise is. I first consider, and defend against preliminary objections, a ‘hard-line’ response: divorce is indeed prima facie impermissible promise-breaking. I next consider the ‘hardship’ response—the hardship of failed marriages overrides the prima facie duty to keep promises. However, this would release promisors in far too (...)
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  50. Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging.Jeffrey Brand-Ballard - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    Introduction -- Practical reasons and judicial use of force -- Deviating from legal standards -- The legal duties of judges -- The normative classification of legal results -- Reasons to deviate -- Adherence rules -- Obeying adherence rules -- The judicial oath -- Legal duty and political obligation -- Systemic effects -- Agent-relative principles -- Optimal adherence rules -- Guidance rules -- Treating like cases alike -- Implementation -- Theoretical implications -- Conclusion.
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