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Reasons and persons

by Derek Parfit

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  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics,
  • Rationalism,
  • Self

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Derek Parfit.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1012 .P39 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 543 p. :
    Number of Pages543
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3172889M
    ISBN 100198246153
    LC Control Number83015139

    Reasons and Persons的书评 (全部 5 条) 热门 / 最新 / 好友 橘子人 上海译文出版社版/10(25). 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.(Kieran Setiya, Times Literary Supplement)Very few works in the subject can compare with Parfit's in scope, fertility, imaginative resource, and cogency of reasoning/5(47).

    Challenging, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity, Derek 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. The publication of Parfit’s first book, Reasons and Persons (), created a sensation among English-speaking academic philosophers, who were impressed by its originality, its intricate and ingenious argument, its immense fertility, and its panoramic scope. Parfit held that conventional philosophical notions regarding the nature of persons.

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Reasons and Persons is divided into four sections, of which I think the 3rd and 4th are the most fun and interesting.

The first two systematically showing that ethical egoism and common-sense intuitions about morality are incoherent and that consequentialism solve all Cited by: Reasons and Persons is unquestionably one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century, although its conspicuous absence from bookstore shelves might suggest otherwise.

But for those planning to read Parfit's masterwork of moral philosophy, I would like to offer two words of warning First, Parfit is a very, very rigorous thinker/5. Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit.

Derek Parfit was a British philosopher who specialised in personal identity, rationality, and ethics. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential moral philosophers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

This book is his most famous work. Reasons and Persons is divided into four sections, of which I think the 3rd and 4th are the most fun and interesting. The first two systematically showing that ethical egoism and common-sense intuitions about morality are incoherent and that consequentialism solve all /5.

This book Reasons and persons book four loosely connected parts. Part One discusses some ways in which theories about morality and rationality can be self‐defeating. Such theories give us certain aims, but also tell us to act in ways that frustrate these aims.

If these theories are revised, these objections can be partly Two discusses the relations between what a single person can rationally want or do Author: Derek Parfit. Thirteen Reasons Why is a book Ive been meaning to read for about 5 years.

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He was elected to a prize fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, and had become a senior research fellow by He wrote several books during his lifetime including Reasons and Persons and On What Matters. Inhe was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy.

He died on January 2, at the age of /5(2). Hannah is the protagonist of the story. She committed suicide for thirteen reasons, or rather, thirteen people. She tells their stories on tapes and sends them to the first people on her list. This person was to pass it on to the next after he or she listened to the whole set of thirteen tapes.

Initially outspoken and confident with a tongue-in Author: Jay Asher. Reasons and persons. [Derek Parfit] -- This book challenges 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.

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It is a book for all of us since. If you are reading these words, the book necessarily applies to you. Just a few days ago I took the book down from my shelf for the first time in a while and ran through it. Read this book on Questia. Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Reasons and Persons ().

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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.(Kieran Setiya, Times Literary Supplement)Very few works in the subject can compare with Parfit's in scope, fertility, imaginative resource, and cogency of reasoning/5(53).

Alex is a new kid, just like Hannah. In fact, he's one of the first people in town that Hannah hangs out with. He's on her list because he put her on a list, as the "Best Ass in the Freshman Class" Jessica is new to town, but she's not your typical wallflower new kid.

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The novel begins as our narrator, Clay Jensen, mails a mysterious package to someone named Jenny. We soon learn that the package contains the audiotaped suicide note of Hannah Baker, a girl Clay had a crush on before she killed herself about two weeks ago.

Wachsberg,WilliamEwald,GalenStrawson,GordonCornwall,RichardSikora,ParthaDasgupta,Parfit,and sWhitty. Ilearntsomethingfromeveryonejustnamed File Size: 4MB.Reasons and Persons is arguably the most influential of the two books published in his lifetime and hailed as a classic work of ethics and personal identity.

Derek Parfit’s Reasons and Persons: An Introduction and Critical Inquiry is an outstanding introduction to and assessment of Parfit’s book, with chapters by leading scholars of ethics.You must not circulate this book in any other binding or cover and you must impose this same condition on any acquirer British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Data available Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Parfit, Derek.

Reasons and persons. Includes bibiiographical references and index. 1. Ethics 2. Rationalism. 3 File Size: 2MB.