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Reading Parfit

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Published by Malden, Mass., Blackwell in Oxford, [England] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Parfit, Derek.,
  • Ethics.,
  • Rationalism.,
  • Self.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    Statementedited by Jonathan Dancy.
    ContributionsDancy, Jonathan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1012.P393 R43 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 352 p. ;
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL998950M
    ISBN 100631168710, 0631197265
    LC Control Number96037737

    Derek Parfit presents the third volume of On What Matters, his landmark work of moral philosophy. Parfit develops further his influential treatment of reasons, normativity, the meaning of moral discourse, and the status of morality. He engages with his critics, and shows the way to resolution of their volume is partly about what it is for things to matter, in the sense that we.   Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit Derek Parfit was a British philosopher who specialised in personal identity, rationality, and ethics. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential moral philosophers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. This book is his most famous work. The first half of the book argues [Read more].

    The publication of Parfit’s first book, Reasons and Persons (), created a sensation among English-speaking academic philosophers, who were impressed by its originality, its intricate and ingenious argument, its immense fertility, and its panoramic scope. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Reading Parfit. New York: Routledge, (DLC) (OCoLC)

    This first book by Parfit spans over pages and is made up of four parts. Brad very helpfully outlined the history of the book, meaning how it is a product of Parfit’s previous publications. The list of the relevant publications before Reasons and Persons is as follows: ‘Personal Identity’, Philosophical Review 80 (January): 3. For a few bad reasons. I judged the book by its cover and as an American parfit sounds like a dessert. But I looked parfit up at last, and it means perfect. Finally it was Alex Wyndham performance that drew me to it. If you haven’t heard Alex reading a book I suggest you do so now without fail. He is perfection. Anyway back to the book.


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Derek Parfit was one of the world’s leading philosophers. His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Reading Reading Parfit book On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit’s monumental work by a team of international contributors, and includes responses by Parfit : Simon Kirchin.

Derek Parfit was one of the world’s leading philosophers. His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Reading Parfit: On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit’s monumental work by a team of international contributors, and includes responses by Parfit himself.

Derek Parfit was one of the world’s leading philosophers. His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Reading Parfit: On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit’s monumental work by a team of international contributors, and includes responses by Parfit by: 2.

Derek Parfit was one of the world's leading philosophers. His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Reading Parfit: On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit's monumental work by a team of international contributors, and includes responses by Parfit himself.

_ Reading Parfit _ brings together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to discuss and critique Derek Parfit's outstanding work, _ Reasons and Persons, _Author: Jonathan Dancy.

Reading Parfit by Simon Kirchin, Reading Parfit Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reading Parfit books, Derek Parfit was one of the world’s leading philosophers.

His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Now, Reading Parfit brings together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to discuss and critique each of the four parts of this outstanding work, and present a detailed response to Parfit's philosophical perspective Author: Jonathan Dancy.

Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons is considered a must read in contemporary ethics. The problem is that it is basically only accessible for those who are already experienced with ethics, and particularly the dense work of many of his predecessors, particularly Henry Sidgwick, to whom Parfit is often compared on the dust jacket/5.

But for those planning to read Parfit's masterwork of moral philosophy, I would like to offer two words of warning First, Parfit is a very, very rigorous thinker. While the book doesn't require a whole lot of background knowledge, many readers-including those well.

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Reading Parfit. Jonathan Dancy - - Erkenntnis 49 (2)Author: Jonathan Dancy. Reading Parfit Reading Parfit BOOK REVIEW of coherent dispositions to act which are likely to make his life go as well as possible. There might be a set of actions that if performed would make his life go better, but there is no coherent set of dispositions an agent could adopt to realize this set.

The good news is that Reading Parfit includes some very fine essays (and, in my opinion, a few not-very-fine essays) by talented philosophers. These essays, taken together, address all four parts of Reasons and Persons: Self-Defeating Theories, Rationality and. Including thirteen essays, of which the majority have been written especially for this volume, Reading Parfit will be an invaluable collection for both students and scholars working in the fields of metaphysics and moral philosophy.

Derek Parfit was one of the world's leading philosophers. His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Reading Parfit: On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit's monumental work by a team of international contributors, and includes responses by Parfit : Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Simon Kirchin.

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 5/5(2).

Derek Parfit has 16 books on Goodreads with ratings. Derek Parfit’s most popular book is Reasons and Persons.

Reading Parfit brings together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to discuss and critique Derek Parfit's outstanding work, Reasons and Persons. About the Author Jonathan Dancy is Professor of Philosophy at the University of : Jonathan Dancy.

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century : Derek Parfit. Parfit's writing style is really simple, but that makes the book exceptionally dense with arguments, and there is a strong sense that he spent a lot of time thinking about every word put into the book (given that he was publishing papers about topics in the book 15 years before it was published, I don't think that's a stretch)/5(47).Reasons and Persons is a book by the philosopher Derek Parfit, in which the author discusses ethics, rationality and personal identity.

It is divided into four parts, dedicated to self-defeating theories, rationality and time, personal identity and responsibility toward future by:   Editorial Reviews "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 "Complex, brilliant, and book is chock-full of impressive arguments, many of which seem destined to become part of the standard analytic is an understatement to Brand: OUP Oxford.