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Reading Parfit

Author: Jonathan Dancy
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When it was first published in 1984, Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons was heralded as one of the most significant achievements in moral philosophy to have appeared in recent times. 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Derek Parfit; Derek Parfit; Derek Parfit; Derek Parfit
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Dancy
ISBN: 0631168710 9780631168713 0631197265 9780631197263
OCLC Number: 36011533
Description: viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Parfit and indirectly self-defeating theories / Jonathan Dancy --
Rationality and the rational aim / David Gauthier --
Which effects? / Frank Jackson --
Parfit and the time of value / Michael Stocker --
Parfit's P / Philip Pettit and Michael Smith --
Rational egoism and the separateness of persons / David O. Brink --
Parfit on identity / Sydney Shoemaker --
Human concerns without superlative selves / Mark Johnston --
Has Kant refuted Parfit? / Simon Blackburn --
People and their bodies / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
Reductionism and the first person / John McDowell --
Should ethics be more impersonal? / Robert Merrihew Adams --
Rethinking the good, moral ideals and the nature of practical reasoning / Larry S. Temkin.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Dancy.

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aeo Critiques Derek Parfita s outstanding work, Reasons and Persons. aeo Includes 11 newly--commissioned essays and 2 reprinted essays from leading scholars such as Frank Jackson, Michael Smith,  Read more...

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