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Parfit, Derek

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Works: 75 works in 281 publications in 8 languages and 5,478 library holdings
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Reasons and persons by Derek Parfit( Book )

100 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges 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; that we often act wrongly, even though there will be no one with any serious ground for a complaint; and that, when we consider future generations, it is very hard to avoid conclusions which most of us will find disturbing.--
On what matters by Derek Parfit( Book )

in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
On what matters by Derek Parfit( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
On What Matters : Two-volume set by Derek Parfit( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way hediscusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free
Eton microcosm by A. K Cheetham( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what matters by Derek Parfit( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
On what matters by Derek Parfit( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé éditeur : "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 differences. This volume is partly about what it is for things to matter, in the sense that we all have reasons to care about these things. Much of the book discusses three of the main kinds of meta-ethical theory: Normative Naturalism, Quasi-Realist Expressivism, and Non-Metaphysical Non-Naturalism, which Derek Parfit now calls Non-Realist Cognitivism. This third theory claims that, if we use the word 'reality' in an ontologically weighty sense, irreducibly normative truths have no mysterious or incredible ontological implications. If instead we use 'reality' in a wide sense, according to which all truths are truths about reality, this theory claims that some non-empirically discoverable truths-such as logical, mathematical, modal, and some normative truths-raise no difficult ontological questions. Parfit discusses these theories partly by commenting on the views of some of the contributors to Peter Singer's collection Does Anything Really Matter? Parfit on Objectivity. Though Peter Railton is a Naturalist, he has widened his view by accepting some further claims, and he has suggested that this wider version of Naturalism could be combined with Non-Realist Cognitivism. Parfit argues that Railton is right, since these theories no longer deeply disagree. Though Allan Gibbard is a Quasi-Realist Expressivist, he has suggested that the best version of his view could be combined with Non-Realist Cognitivism. Parfit argues that Gibbard is right, since Gibbard and he now accept the other's main meta-ethical claim. It is rare for three such different philosophical theories to be able to be widened in ways that resolve their deepest disagreements. This happy convergence supports the view that these meta-ethical theories are true. Parfit also discusses the views of several other philosophers, and some other meta-ethical and normative questions."
Prudence, morality, and the prisoner's dilemma by Derek Parfit( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personen, Normativität, Moral : Ausgewählte Aufsätze by Derek Parfit( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Parfits bahnbrechende Arbeiten zur personalen Identität, zur Metaethik und zur normativen Ethik prägen seit Jahrzehnten die Debatten der praktischen Philosophie weltweit. Seine zentrale Frage lautet: Worauf kommt es eigentlich an? Er beantwortet sie mit einer innovativen Theorie, die eine reduktionistische Auffassung von personaler Identität mit einer objektiven Theorie praktischer Gründe und einer verblüffenden Vereinigung von Kantianismus, Kontraktualismus und Konsequentialismus verbindet. Erstmals liegen mit diesem Band nun Texte in deutscher Übersetzung vor, die das philosophische Schaffen Parfits in seiner ganzen Breite abdecken
Equality or priority? by Derek Parfit( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what matters by Derek Parfit( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
Razones y personas by Derek Parfit( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la medida en que esta obra suya se ha convertido en un punto de referencia ineludible del filosofar actual, podemos considerar a Derek Parfit como un auténtico clásico viviente. En efecto, su planteamiento del problema de la identidad personal a través del tiempo, en una línea que inauguró Hume en la época moderna, pero que puede vincularse sin excesivos problemas, si queremos adoptar una perspectiva transcultural, con lo más incisivo del pensamiento budista, ha venido constituyendo desde hace ya más de veinte años el centro del apasionado debate intelectual que viene desplegándose en torno a esta cuestión tan importante. Cuestión que enlaza directamente con las problemáticas de la racionalidad práctica y de la ética, y cuyo tratamiento filosófico no dejaría de tener significativas repercusiones psicológicas en todos nosotros, por ejemplo, en nuestra actitud ante el envejecimiento y la muerte. En esta edición española de "Razones y personas" se viene a incluir, a guisa de "epílogo", una definitiva actualización del reduccionismo parfitiano de la identidad personal, redactada más de diez años después. En suma, nos hallaríamos ante una de las obras culminantes del pensamiento de finales del siglo XX: su brillantez y espectacular vigor intelectual no han podido dejar de ser reconocidos ni siquiera por los adversarios más decididos de las sorprendentes tesis que en ella se defienden
Personas, racionalidad y tiempo by Derek Parfit( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identité & survie by David K Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical theory : classical and contemporary readings by Louis P Pojman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and reader-friendly anthology will help you think through some of humanity's most persistent questions regarding right and wrong, good and bad. This anthology cuts through the confusion and delivers a clear and comprehensive selection of readings from classical and contemporary sources. Presented in a dynamic pro and con format, with detailed summaries of each argument, this comprehensive anthology allows you to watch the ethical debate unfold before your eyes
Worauf es ankommt : Derek Parfits praktische Philosophie in der Diskussion by Matthias Hoesch( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worauf kommt es letztlich an - und kommt es überhaupt auf etwas an? Diese Grundfrage der praktischen Philosophie bildet den Ausgangspunkt von Derek Parfits 2011 erschienenem Werks 'On What Matters'. Seine Antwort umfasst ein Moralprinzip, das sich aus drei scheinbar gegensätzlichen Theorien der Ethik ergeben soll. Kantianismus, Kontraktualismus und Konsequentialismus nehmen nach Parfit nur verschiedene Wege, um denselben Berg zu besteigen, und sie treffen sich schließlich am Gipfel des Berges in der 'Triple Theory'. Derek Parfit (1942-2017) gilt als einer der bedeutendsten zeitgenössischen Moralphilosophen, der die Debatten um personale Identität, zum Prioritarismus, zur Populationsethik und zur Frage nach Pflichten gegenüber kommenden Generationen über Jahrzehnte geprägt hat. Mit 'On What Matters' hat er eine umfassende normative Ethik und Metaethik vorgelegt, deren Bedeutung von Philosophen wie Peter Singer mit Sidgwicks 'Methods of Ethics' verglichen wird. Da sich Parfit ausführlich mit Themen auseinandergesetzt hat, die gerade im deutschsprachigen Raum rege diskutiert werden - etwa die Frage nach der Überzeugungskraft des Kantianismus oder der Rechtfertigung eines Instrumentalisierungsverbots -, ist der Austausch mit den hiesigen Debatten von besonderem Interesse. Die Beiträge in diesem Band thematisieren Aspekte der gesamten praktischen Philosophie Parfits - der Theorie normativer Gründe, des Non-Identity Problems, des Prioritarismus, der Triple Theory und der Metaethik. Der Band enthält Beiträge von Dieter Birnbacher, Annette Dufner, Gerhard Ernst, Johann Frick, Tim Henning, Matthias Hoesch, Sebastian Muders, Thomas Pogge, Markus Rüther, Peter Schaber, Peter Stemmer, Martin Sticker und Ulla Wessels sowie ausführliche Repliken von Derek Parfit selbst, die er noch kurz vor seinem Tod zu Beginn dieses Jahres fertigstellen konnte
Identidad personal by Derek Parfit( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what mattersn3 by Derek Parfit( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy policy and the further future by Derek Parfit( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Perry y lo que importa by Derek Parfit( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Reasons and persons
Alternative Names
Derek Parfit britischer Philosoph

Derek Parfit Brits filosoof

Derek Parfit brittisk filosof

Derek Parfit filósofo británico

Derek Parfit philosophe britannique

Derek Parfit Suurbritannia filosoof

Parfit, Derek Antony 1942-

Parfit, Derek Antony 1942-2017

Ντέρεκ Πάρφιτ Βρετανός φιλόσοφος

درک پارفیت فیلسوف بریتانیایی

ديريك بارفيت فيلسوف بريطاني

デレク・パーフィット

パーフィット, D.

パーフィット, デレク

德里克·帕菲特

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English (201)

Spanish (14)

German (10)

Italian (4)

Chinese (2)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

French (1)

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On what mattersOn what mattersOn What Matters : Two-volume setOn what mattersOn what mattersEthical theory : classical and contemporary readings