Promises and procedures
The work tends to point out the deficiency of some opinions claiming simplified presentation of the promise as the act that directly raises 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, how-ever, the procedural characteristics of promises, especially in conditional promises, as well as the promises in contractual relations, persist. In our analysis we wish to show that the consistent conception of promise has to take into account a step of acceptance. The outcome of this approach relativizes a strong distinction between promise and offer.
Katedra logiky a metodológie vied, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Komenského v Bratislave, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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