On What Matters · Two-Volume Set

On What Matters · Two-Volume Set
Authors
Parfit, Derek
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Tags
philosophy , psychology
ISBN
9780199572809
Date
2011-06-20T00:00:00+00:00
Size
1.33 MB
Lang
en
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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. In this first volume Parfit presents a powerful new treatment of reasons and rationality, and a critical examination of three 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 free will 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.