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Author Parfit, Derek.

Title Reasons and persons / by Derek Parfit.

Published Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press, 1984.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  170 PARF    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 543 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [533]-540.
Summary Challenging, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity, Parfit claims that we have a false view about our own nature. It is often rational to act against our own best interests, he argues, and most of us have moral views that are self-defeating. We often act wrongly, although we know there will be no one with serious grounds for complaint, and when we consider future generations it is very hard to avoid conclusions that most of us will find very disturbing.
Subject Ethics.
ISBN 0198246153
019824908X (paperback)