Reasons and Persons

Reasons and Persons Author Derek Parfit
ISBN-10 019824908X
ISBN-13 9780198249085
Year 1986-01-23
Pages 561
Language English
Publisher OUP Oxford
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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 moralphilosophy is a young subject with a promising but unpredictable future