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Obligations: Preliminary Points

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

People speak of ‘obligations’ in a variety of contexts. This chapter offers a partial characterization of the broad class of obligations with which this book is concerned. This class is important ... More


Joint Commitment and Obligation

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Joint commitments are compared and contrasted with personal decisions and intentions: all are in some sense commitments of the will. They provide one with sufficient reason for action, independently ... More


Three Dogmas about Promising

Margaret Gilbert

in Promises and Agreements: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377958
eISBN:
9780199893836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377958.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophers who discuss everyday promises (as opposed to legal contracts) generally make the following three assumptions: when one who makes a promise is thereby obligated to do what was promised, ... More


Scanlon on Promissory Obligation: The Problem of Promisees’ Rights 1

Margaret Gilbert

in Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Thomas Scanlon argues that the obligation of one who makes a promise derives from a general moral principle, which he labels “Principle F”. It is argued in this essay that this explanation of ... More


The Personality of Individuals in Positive International Law—General Issues

Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen

in The International Legal Personality of the Individual

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198820376
eISBN:
9780191860294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820376.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 3 examines a number of issues of general relevance to public international law. It first inquires why the overall issue of the applicability of international law to individuals was not long ... More


Agreements and Promises: Hume’s Legacy

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins an inquiry into the source of the demand-rights generally understood to be associated with agreements and promises. Following the literature it focuses on promises, discussing ... More


Setting the Scene

Jean Thomas

in Public Rights, Private Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199677733
eISBN:
9780191757259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677733.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

In the US the argument that private actors ought sometimes to be held responsible for individuals’ public law rights has been made since the earliest rights adjudication. In the main, it has ... More


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