On What Matters (2 Volume Set)

On What Matters (2 Volume Set)

Derek Parfit


On What Matters is an enormous paintings in ethical philosophy. it's the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 e-book Reasons and Persons, one of many landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. during this first quantity Parfit provides a strong new remedy of purposes and rationality, and a serious exam of 3 systematic ethical theories -- Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism -- resulting in his personal ground-breaking artificial end. alongside the way in which he discusses a variety of ethical matters, equivalent to the importance of consent, treating humans as a way instead of an finish, and unfastened will and accountability. On What Matters is already the most-discussed paintings in ethical philosophy: its booklet is probably going to set up it as a latest vintage which each person engaged on ethical philosophy must learn, and which many others will flip to for stimulation and illumination.

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