Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit

Reasons and Persons 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.

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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 often be disturbing. He concludes that non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.

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SKU GOR002152799
Title Reasons and Persons
Author By (author) Derek Parfit
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1984
Number of Pages 558
ISBN 10 0198246153
ISBN 13 9780198246152
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

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 often be disturbing. He concludes that non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002152799
Title Reasons and Persons
Author By (author) Derek Parfit
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1984
Number of Pages 558
ISBN 10 0198246153
ISBN 13 9780198246152
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.