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Author Parfit, Derek

Title On what matters / Derek Parfit ; edited and introduced by Samuel Scheffler

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Descript 2 volumes ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Berkeley Tanner lectures
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents v. 1. Part 1: Reasons. Normative concepts ; Objective theories ; Subjective theories ; Further arguments ; Rationality ; Morality ; Moral concepts -- Part 2: Principles. Possible consent ; Merely as a means ; Respect and value ; Free will and desert -- Part 3: Theories. Universal laws ; What if everyone did that? ; Impartiality ; Contractualism ; Consequentialism -- Conclusions -- Appendices. A. Stage-given reasons ; B. Rational irrationality and Gauthier's theory ; C. Deontic reasons -- v. 2. Part 4: Commentaries. Hiking the range / Susan Wolf ; Humanity as an end in itself / Allen Wood ; A mismatch of methods / Barbara Herman ; How I an not a Kantian / T. M. Scanlon -- Part 5: Responses. On hiking the range ; On humanity as an end in itself ; On a mismatch of methods ; How the numbers count ; Scanlonian contractualism ; The triple theory -- Part 6: Normativity. Analytical naturalism and subjectivism ; Non-analytical naturalism ; The triviality objection ; Naturalism and nihilism ; Non-cognitivism and quasi-realism ; Normativity and truth ; Normative truths ; Metaphysics ; Epistemology ; Rationalism ; Agreement ; Nietzsche ; What matters most -- Appendices. D. Why anything? Why this? ; E. The fair warning view ; F. Some of Kant's arguments for his formula of universal law ; G. Kant's claim about the good ; H. Autonomy and categorical imperatives ; I. Kant's motivational argument ; J. On what there is
Note 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. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, 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
LC subject Ethics
Add Author Scheffler, Samuel, 1951-
ISBN 9780199572809 (vol. 1)
0199572801 (vol. 1)
9780199572816 (vol. 2)
019957281X (vol. 2)
9780199265923 (set)
0199265925 (set)