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Is There a Reason to Keep a Promise?

Joseph Raz

in Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713012
eISBN:
9780191781414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713012.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

If promises are binding there must be a reason to do as one promised. The chapter is motivated by belief that there is a difficulty in explaining what that reason is. It arises because the reasons ... More


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