George Mason School of Law. Contracts I IV. Formation F.H. Buckley email@example.com. Last day. We saw the economic argument for contractual enforcement. Last day. We saw the economic argument for contractual enforcement Contract law as a solution to the trust problem in PD games
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“Men being naturally selfish, or endow'd only with a confin'd generosity, they are not easily induc'd to perform any action for the interest of strangers, except with a view to some reciprocal advantage.”
[We may have altruistic sentiments, but it’s a constrained altruism]
Edward Banfield’s “Montegrano”
Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) in A Funny Thing Happened to me on the Way to the Forum
and the novihomines
The Queen of Tonga with the Queen Mother
at the Coronation, 1953
There is apparently no word for “promise” in Tonganese
“I intend to do x, but if I change my mind, well, then was then, now is now.”
In such a place, is an autonomy theory intelligible?
Can I will an obligation to perform a promise (e.g., by clenching my teeth)?
“A promise is not intelligible naturally, nor antecedent to human conventions.”
The King to the sheriff &c. as in Trespass to show: