Livro para ler: Reasons and Persons


Recomendado por filosofos nos foruns:

This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, 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 against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing. He concludes that moral non-religious moral
philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.


“Very few works in the subject can compare with Parfit’s in scope, fertility, imaginative resource, and cogency of reasoning.”–P.F. Strawson, The New York Review of Books
“Complex, brilliant, and entertaining….This book is chock-full of impressive arguments, many of which seem destined to become part of the standard analytic repertory….It is an understatement to say that it is well worth reading.”–International Studies in Philosophy
“Extraordinary…Brilliant…Astonishingly rich in ideas…A major contribution to philosophy: it will be read, honoured, and argued about for many years to come.”–Samuel Scheffler, Times Literary Supplement
“A brilliantly clever and imaginative book…Strange and excitingly intense.”–Alan Ryan, Sunday Times (London)
“Not many books reset the philosophical agenda in the way that this one does….Western philosophy, especially systematic ethics, will not be the same again.”–Philosophical Books
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