Reasons and Persons

By Derek Parfit


Challenging, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity, Derek Parfit claims that we have a false view about our own nature. It is often rational to act against our own best interests, he argues, and most of us have moral views that are self-defeating. We often act wrongly, althou…


Published date: January 1, 1984
Type: Books
Genre: Nonfiction, Philosophy

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One of the most important books written in the 20th century.