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Reasons and Persons / Edition 1

Reasons and Persons / Edition 1

by Derek Parfit
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ISBN-13: 9780198249085
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/20/1986
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 302,704
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Derek Parfit is a research fellow at All Souls College.

Table of Contents

Part One — Self-Defeating Theories
Chapter 1. Theories that are Indirectly Self-Defeating
Chapter 2. Practical Dilemmas
Chapter 3. Five Mistakes n Moral Mathematics
Chapter 4. Theories that are Directly Self-Defeating
Chapter 5. Conclusions
Part Two — Rationality and Time
Chapter 6. The Best Objection to the Self-Interest Theory
Chapter 7. The Appeal to Full Relativity
Chapter 8. Different Attitudes to Time
Chapter 9. Why We Should Reject S
Part Three — Personal Identity
Chapter 10. What We Believe Ourselves to Be
Chapter 11. How We are Not What We BElieve
Chapter 12. Why Our Identity is Not What Matters
Chapter 13. What Does Matter
Chapter 14. Personal Identity and Rationality
Chapter 15. Personal Identity and Morality
Part Four — Future Generations
Chapter 16. The Non-Identity Problem
Chapter 17. The Repugnant Conclusion
Chapter 18. The Absurd Conclusion
Chapter 19. The Mere Addition Paradox
Concluding Chapter

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dono421846 on LibraryThing 6 months ago
I've often felt this book has not received the attention that it deserves. While not exactly what one would call an easy read, the arguments overwhelm the reader and, perhaps, permanently change one's views.