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Author: Derek Parfit; Samuel Scheffler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: The Berkeley Tanner lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Parfit; Samuel Scheffler
ISBN: 9780199572809 0199572801 9780199572816 019957281X 9780199265923 0199265925 9780198778608 0198778600
OCLC Number: 758505016
Notes: Accès au sommaire du vol. 1.
Accès au sommaire du vol. 2.
Description: 2 vol. (XLVIII-540, XIII-825 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. Part 1: Reasons. Normative concepts ; Objective theories ; Subjective theories ; Further arguments ; Rationality ; Morality ; Moral concepts --
Part 2: Principles. Possible consent ; Merely as a means ; Respect and value ; Free will and desert --
Part 3: Theories. Universal laws ; What if everyone did that? ; Impartiality ; Contractualism ; Consequentialism --
Conclusions --
Appendices. A. Stage-given reasons ; B. Rational irrationality and Gauthier's theory ; C. Deontic reasons. Volume 2. Part 4: Commentaries. Hiking the range / Susan Wolf ; Humanity as an end in itself / Allen Wood ; A mismatch of methods / Barbara Herman ; How I an not a Kantian / T.M. Scanlon --
Part 5: Responses. On hiking the range ; On humanity as an end in itself ; On a mismatch of methods ; How the numbers count ; Scanlonian contractualism ; The triple theory --
Part 6: Normativity. Analytical naturalism and subjectivism ; Non-analytical naturalism ; The triviality objection ; Naturalism and nihilism ; Non-cognitivism and quasi-realism ; Normativity and truth ; Normative truths ; Metaphysics ; Epistemology ; Rationalism ; Agreement ; Nietzsche --
Appendices. Why anything? Why this? ; The fair warning view ; Some of Kant's arguments for his formula of universal law ; Kant's claims about the good ; Autonomy and categorical imperatives ; Kant's motivational argument ; On what there is.
Series Title: The Berkeley Tanner lectures.
Responsibility: Derek Parfit ; edited and introduced by Samuel Scheffler.
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