Reasons and Persons

Reasons and Persons

By (author) Derek Parfit

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This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature; that it is often rational to act against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing. He concludes that moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • 20 Feb 1986
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 28figs.
  • 019824908X
  • 9780198249085
  • 23,607

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Author Information

Derek Parfit is a research fellow at All Souls College.

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Review quote

Very few works in the subject can compare with Parfit's in scope, fertility, imaginative resource, and cogency of reasoning. P.F. Strawson, The New York Review of Books

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Reasons and persons challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity.

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