Promises and Agreements

Promises and Agreements : Philosophical Essays

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Promises and agreements are everywhere; we make, receive, keep, and break them on a daily basis. The quest to understand these social practices is integral to understanding ourselves as social creatures. The study of promises and agreements is enjoying a renaissance in many areas of social philosophy, including philosophy of language, action theory, normative ethics, value theory, and legal philosophy. This volume is the first collection of philosophical papers on promises and agreements, bringing together sixteen original self-standing contributions to the philosophical literature. The contributors highlight some of the more interesting aspects of the ubiquitous social phenomena of promises and agreements from different philosophical perspectives.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195377958
  • 9780195377958

About Hanoch Sheinman

Hanoch Sheinman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rice University and editor of PROMISES AND AGREEMENTS (OUP forthcoming)show more

Review quote

As a snapshot of the state of the art in research on promising, the text comes off very well. It mixes contemporary contributions to many traditional debates with a generous amount of entirely novel explorations. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *show more

Table of contents

PREFACE; CONTRIBUTORS; ANNOTATED TABLE OF CONTENTS; SUBJECT INDEX; NAME INDEXshow more