On What Matters (2 Volume Set)

On What Matters (2 Volume Set)

Derek Parfit


On What Matters is a huge paintings in ethical philosophy. it's the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 publication Reasons and Persons, one of many landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. during this first quantity Parfit offers a robust new therapy of purposes and rationality, and a severe 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 quite a lot of ethical matters, resembling the importance of consent, treating humans as a method 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 contemporary 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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