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Reasons and persons by Derek Parfit

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire] .
Written in English


  • Ethics,
  • Rationalism,
  • Self

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Edition Notes

Statementby Derek Parfit.
LC ClassificationsBJ1012 .P39 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 543 p. :
Number of Pages543
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3172889M
ISBN 100198246153
LC Control Number83015139

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He was elected to a prize fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, and had become a senior research fellow by He wrote several books during his lifetime including Reasons and Persons and On What Matters. In , he was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy. He died on January 2, at the age of /5(2). Hannah is the protagonist of the story. She committed suicide for thirteen reasons, or rather, thirteen people. She tells their stories on tapes and sends them to the first people on her list. This person was to pass it on to the next after he or she listened to the whole set of thirteen tapes. Initially outspoken and confident with a tongue-in Author: Jay Asher. Reasons and persons. [Derek Parfit] -- This book challenges 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.   Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

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