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The Promises and Procedures

(Original title: Sľuby a procedúry)
Filozofia, 74 (2019), 9, 735-753.
Type of work: Articles
Publication language: Slovak

The work tends to point out the deficiency of some opinions claiming simplified presentation of the promise as the act that directly rise obligation for the promisor. Promises, either in the moral or legal sphere, are based on communication and so form an order of dependent steps that indicates their procedural nature. These characteristics may differ to a lesser extent, depending on the legal systems, moral norms of the society and its technical level and its needs. In all these cases, however, the procedural characteristics of promises, especially in conditional promises, as well as the promises in contractual relations, persists. In our analysis we wish to show that the consistent conception of promise has to take into account a step of acceptance. The outcom


Acceptance, Agreement, Commitment, Conditional promise, Contract, Obligation, Offer, Procedure, Promise

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