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Reasons and persons

Author: Derek Parfit
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part 1 discusses ways in which theories about morality and rationality can be self-defeating and Part 2 the relations between what a single person can rationally want or do at different times, and what different people can rationally want or do. Parts 3 & 4 tackle personal identity and our obligations to future generations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parfit, Derek.
Reasons and persons.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1984
(DLC) 83015139
(OCoLC)9827659
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Parfit
ISBN: 9780198246152 0198246153 9780191519840 0191519847 9780191598173 0191598178
OCLC Number: 316065416
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 543 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part One. Self-defeating theories --
Part Two. Rationality and time --
Part Three. Personal identity --
Part Four. Future generations --
Concluding chapter --
Appendices --
Notes; Bibliography; Index of Names.
Responsibility: by Derek Parfit.

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This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity.  Read more...

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