On What Matters : Two-Volume Set, Multiple copy pack

On What Matters : Two-Volume Set Multiple copy pack

Part of the The Berkeley Tanner Lectures series


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, rationality, and normativity, 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.


  • Format: Multiple copy pack
  • Pages: 1440 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780199265923



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