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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date September 15, 2013
Pages 825
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199681044
ISBN-10 019968104X
Dimensions 2.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $27.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780199265923
 
With Samuel Scheffler (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (June 20, 2011)
9780199265923 | details & prices | 1364 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 4.50 in. | 4.90 lbs | List price $66.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780199681037 Book cover for 9780199681044
 
With Samuel Scheffler (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (September 15, 2013)
9780199681037 | details & prices | 540 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $27.95
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from Oxford Univ Pr (September 15, 2013)
9780199681044 | details & prices | 825 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 2.50 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $27.95
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