Derek Parfit


Born
December 11, 1942

Died
January 01, 2017

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Derek Parfit was a British Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University specializing in personal identity, rationality, ethics, and the relations between them.

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Reasons and Persons

4.26 avg rating — 1,242 ratings — published 1984 — 12 editions
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On What Matters, Volume One

4.24 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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On What Matters (2 Volume Set)

4.26 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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On What Matters: Volume Two

4.38 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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On What Matters: Volume Three

4.56 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Why Anything? Why This?

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Prudencia, Moralidad Y El D...

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Personen, Normativität, Mor...

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Personal Identity

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Two Concepts of Rules

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More books by Derek Parfit…
“My life seemed like a glass tunnel, through which I was moving faster every year, and at the end of which there was darkness. When I changed my view, the walls of my glass tunnel disappeared. I now live in the open air.”
Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons

“What now matters most is that we avoid ending human history. If there are no rational beings elsewhere, it may depend on us and our successors whether it will all be worth it, because the existence of the Universe will have been on the whole good.”
Derek Parfit, On What Matters: Volume Two

“What am I more than elaborate sentience?”
Derek Parfit, On What Matters