Unable to add item to List. Derek Parfit (1942-2017) is widely considered to be one of the most important moral philosophers of the twentieth century. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. tags: philosophy-of-life. The Master's taste didn't extend to photography! Ethics 2. Derek Antony Parfit FBA was a British philosopher who specialised in personal identity, rationality, and ethics. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reasons and Persons is arguably the most influential of … H OWARD R ACHLIN. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Something went wrong. The ideas themselves are also airtight in their reasoning. On What Matters: Volume One (The Berkeley Tanner Lectures), Derek Parfit’s Reasons and Persons: An Introduction and Critical Inquiry. It discusses four serious problems in population ethics -- The Nonidentity Problem, the Repugnant Conclusion, the Absurd Conclusion, and the Mere Addition Paradox -- that he thinks any good moral theory must solve. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Oxford, 543 pp., £17.50, April 1984, 0 19 824615 3 Show More. In Reasons and Persons, [Parfit's] clipped prose, with its repetitive sentences, poetic cadence and sly humour becomes the vehicle for a depth and range of insight rarely matched in recent philosophy. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Derek Parfit (11 December 1942 – 1 January 2017) was a British philosopher who specialised in problems of personal identity, rationality, ethics, and the relations among them. Please try your request again later. He advocates for a reductionist picture of personal identity as a series of relationships to other people and things that wither and change over time. Rationalism. I'm only a few pages in, but if you're a transhumanist, you need this book. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. $28.62. 3 The Physical Criterion (ΦK) focuses on the physical persistence of a person, namely the spatio-temporal … Derek Parfit. Perhaps the hard cover version is better. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The moral calculus of time and self is neatly laid out for exploration (do you have obligations to your past self?) From what my philosophy professors indicate, Parfit is considered to have succeeded. Reasons and Persons Derek Parfit Limited preview - 1984. Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit. The third section is on personal identity and shows that the two classic western conceptions of how someone keeps their identity over time -- through the continuity of one's memories or body -- both have fatal flaws. Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons is considered a must read in contemporary ethics. The fourth section is maybe my favorite single section of any philosophy book I've read. Parfait has changed the way I think about personal identity and what makes someone a person over time. About the Author Derek Parfit is at Oxford University. The first two systematically showing that ethical egoism and common-sense intuitions about morality are incoherent and that consequentialism solve all the problems these two bases of morality contain. Parfit argues … A lot of professional moral philosophers consider this the best work on ethics since Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics, which was published an entire century prior. Abstract. Instead of asking, … A REVIEW OF REASONS AND PERSONS BY DEREK PARFIT. Reasons and persons challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. How should we generalize about self? I'm only a few pages in, but if you're a transhumanist, you need this book. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2018, A good copy of one of the most distinguished modern philosophers, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2019. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reasons and Persons is divided into four sections, of which I think the 3rd and 4th are the most fun and interesting. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: … Part One discusses some ways in which theories about morality and rationality can be self‐defeating. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Like “What am I more than elaborate sentience?” ― Derek Parfit, On What Matters. Oxford University Press, USA (February 20, 1986), The ideas of a genius contained in a terribly bound book, Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2019. 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