Reasons and Persons

Derek Parfit

This e book challenges, with a number of highly effective arguments, a few of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and private id. The writer claims that now we have a false view of our personal nature; that it’s typically rational to behave towards our personal finest pursuits; that the majority of us have ethical views which might be instantly self-defeating; and that, once we take into account future generations the conclusions will typically be disturbing. He concludes that ethical non-religious ethical philosophy is a younger topic, with a promising however unpredictable future.