Reasons and Persons (Paperback)
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Reasons and Persons (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 23/01/1986
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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 moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198249085
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 574 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 29 mm


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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. * P.F. Strawson, The New York Review of Books *

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