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Derek Parfit, On What Matters 1

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Derek Parfit, On What MattersOn What Matters
Volume One

Derek Parfit

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Oxford University Press
eerste editie: 2011
bindwijze: hardback/gelijmd
isbn: 9780199572809
pagina’s: 540

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On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit’s 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. In this first volume Parfit presents a powerful new treatment of reasons and rationality, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories — Kant’s ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism — leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination.

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