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The Value of the Oath

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E-book, 74 blz. Pdf met watermerkbeveiliging | Engels
Eleven International Publishing | 1e druk, 2020
ISBN13: 9789460947193
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Hoofdrubriek : Juridisch
Juridisch : Algemeen juridisch
Eleven International Publishing Pdf met watermerkbeveiliging 1e druk, 2020 9789460947193
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Samenvatting

Oaths play an important societal role. They are sworn by the likes of magistrates, soldiers, politicians, doctors and judges. It is telling that oaths appear in all (ancient) societies: from the Aztecs to the ancient Egyptians, and from the Persians to the Chinese dynasties. But why are oaths important?

Some have high expectations about the oath, alleging that it is imbued with some kind of moral power. An oath would then guarantee the loyalty of a president to the constitution, the care of a doctor for his or her patients, or the truthfulness of a witness in court. Others, however, take the oath to be nothing more than an empty ritual.

This book explores the value of the oath throughout the history of thought, and how oaths can have value in today’s society.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9789460947193
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:e-book
Beveiliging:watermerk
Bestandsformaat:pdf
Aantal pagina's:74
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:11-3-2020
Hoofdrubriek:Algemeen juridisch

Inhoudsopgave

Introduction 7

Ancient Assyrians – Guarantee and Curse 11
Ancient Greeks – From Vengeance To Reverence 13
Romans – Oaths Towards Enemies 19
Judeo-Christian Tradition – A New Sacredness 23
Enlightenment – From a Religious Confession To a
Phenomenon of Conscience 27
On Oath Gestures 33
Reassessing the Value of the Oath 37
Conclusion 47

Image Attribution 49
Bibliography 51
Endnotes 59

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