On What Matters: Two-volume set by Derek Parfit

On What Matters: Two-volume set

byDerek Parfit

Paperback | May 28, 2011

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On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons and rationality, and a critical examination ofthree systematic moral theories -- Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism -- leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and freewill and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination.

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Derek Parfit is one of the leading philosophers of our time. He is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, Global Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at New York University, and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Reasons and Persons (OUP, 1984), one of...
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Title:On What Matters: Two-volume setFormat:PaperbackDimensions:960 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:May 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199265925

ISBN - 13:9780199265923

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Volume OnePart One: ReasonsPart Two: PrinciplesPart Three: TheoriesVolume TwoPart Four: CommentariesPart Five: ResponsesPart Six: NormativityPart Seven: Appendices