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 whicheveryone 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
- Publication Date: 03/03/2011
- Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780199265923