Act-Utilitarianism and Promissory Obligation Chapter uri icon



  • the sense in which agreement promises interdepend is to explain what makes ; them a joint promise. To echo Wittgenstein, interdependence is what's left over if ; we subtract the fact that each agreement party promises from the fact that they ; jointly promise each other. Adequacy Criteria Some theorists accept that the ; commitments (or obligations) of an agreement interdepend in some explanatorily ; important way, but reject the notion that promissory commitments or obligations ; can ...

publication date

  • January 24, 2011

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  • Promises and Agreements Philosophical Essays

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International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780199703272