Reasons and Persons Paperback / softback
by Derek Parfit
This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature; that it is often rational to act against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing.
He concludes that moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 23/01/1986
- Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
- ISBN: 9780198249085
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