Promises

[Revised entry by Allen Habib on March 4, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Few moral judgments are more intuitively obvious and more widely shared than that promises ought to be kept. It
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[Revised entry by Allen Habib on March 4, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Few moral judgments are more intuitively obvious and more widely shared than that promises ought to be kept. It is in part this fixed place in our intuitive judgments that makes promises of particular interest to philosophers, as well as a host of social scientists and other theorists. Promises are of special interest to ethical theorists, as they are generally taken to impose moral obligations. Thus an...

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