The Unrecognized Dominance of Law in Morality: The Case of Promises

Kedar, Ronit Donyets
January 2011
Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence;Jan2011, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p79
Academic Journal
The article discusses promise in terms of morality and law. It presents various characteristics of law which include behavior regulation, a network of relationships of exchange and it operates within an adversarial, polarized framework of human interaction. With reference to the writings of ethical contractualist, it argues that law has a significant impact on dominant theories of modern moral philosophy. It also criticises writers to ignore the relational aspects of promises.


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