Reasons and Persons
Challenging, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity, Derek Parfit claims that we have a false view about our own nature. It is often rational to act against our own best interests, he argues, and most of us have moral views that are self-defeating. We often act wrongly, although we know there will be no one with serious grounds for complaint, and when we consider future generations it is very hard to avoid conclusions that most of us will find very disturbing.
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This book is a treatise on the nature of individuals and various philosophical foundations of rational (non-religious) ethics. The author describes three moral principles on which to derive ethical ... Read full review
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Reasons and Persons is a philosophical work by Derek Parfit. It focuses on ethics, rationality and ... Reasons and Persons at Oxford Scholarship Online. ...
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Reasons and Persons. Parfit, Derek Fellow, All' Souls, Oxford. Print publication date: 1986 Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 ...
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Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit at Questia Online Library
"Very few works in the subject can compare with Parfit's in scope, fertility, imaginative resource, and cogency of reasoning."--PF Strawson, The New York ...
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Fifth Handout Parfit's Reasons and Persons (IV)
Parfit's Reasons and Persons (IV). So far, we have seen an argument for the claim that "identity is not what matters". That. involved a case (fission) where ...
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Next Russoc discussion group 6.15pm (for a 6.30pm start), Thursday 22 November 2007 REASONS AND PERSONS Some themes from Derek Parfit's book -- probably ...
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Parfit, Reasons and Persons
The book is entitled Reasons and Persons because Parfit holds that "in various ways our reasons for acting should become more impersonal." (443) ...
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Reasons and Persons (work by Parfit) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
The notion of overpopulation conceals a philosophical issue that was ingeniously explored in Parfit's aforementioned Reasons and Persons. ...
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Derek Parfit's repugnant conclusion" is found in Reasons and Persons (1984), by Derek Parfit [Oxford University Press; ISBN-13: 978-0198246152] in Chapter ...
JSTOR: Reasons and Persons.
Critical Notices Reasons and Persons. By DEREK PARFIT. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984. Pp. xv + 543. Lx7.5o. Each of the four parts of Derek Parfit's ...