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Crescente Molina, Is There Value in Keeping a Promise?, 15 J. Ethics & Soc. Phil. 85 (2019).

Abstract: According to Joseph Raz, the fact of making a valid promise creates “promissory reasons”: it constitutes for the promisor a reason for performing her promise and a reason for not acting for at least some of the reasons that recommend something different than performing. In his latest work on promising, Raz provides a novel account of the grounds of promissory reasons—an account which is different in important respects to the one he defended decades ago. In this paper, I argue that, as his previous one, his latest account of the grounds of promissory reasons faces significant difficulties.