Norbert Anwander, Versprechen und Verpflichten
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Promises are joint commitments of promisee and promisor about what the promisor is obligated to do.
A promise creates a non-moral promissory obligation for the promisor to perform the required action.
The moral duty to keep promises is the duty to make one's non-performance of the required action dependent upon the promisee's consent.
The moral principle underlying this duty is the principle of respecting other persons' (legislative) autonomy.
The first part of the book deals with the very idea of a promise and explains its normativity. On...