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

4.27 avg rating — 1,378 ratings — published 1984 — 12 editions
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On What Matters, Volume One

4.27 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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On What Matters: Volumes 1 ...

4.26 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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On What Matters: Volume Two

4.40 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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On What Matters: Volume 3

4.59 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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Two Concepts of Rules

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Personal Identity

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Personen, Normativität, Mor...

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

“We ought not to do to our future selves what it would be wrong to do to other people.”
Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons

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