Reasons and Persons

ISBN-10: 019824908X

ISBN-13: 9780198249085

Edition: 1984

Authors: Derek Parfit

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Challenging, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity, 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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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/20/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Derek Parfit is one of the leading philosophers of our time. He is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, Global Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at New York University, and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the authorof Reasons and Persons (OUP, 1984), one of the most influential books in philosophy of the last several decades.

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