Reading Parfit : On What Matters, Hardback Book

Reading Parfit : On What Matters Hardback

Edited by Simon (University of Kent, UK) Kirchin

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Derek Parfit was one of the world's leading philosophers.

His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years.

Reading Parfit: On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit's monumental work by a team of international contributors, and includes responses by Parfit himself.

It discusses central features of Parfit's book, including the structure and nature of reasons; the ideas underlying moral principles; Parfit's discussions of consequentialism, contractualism and Kantian deontology; and his metaethical ideas and arguments.

Reading Parfit will be central reading for students of ethics and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of one of the most important works of philosophy published in the last fifty years.

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