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  • Parfit, Derek — (1942– ) English philosopher. Parfit was born in China, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1967 he gained a Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, and has subsequently worked at Oxford, New York university, and Harvard. Parfit s… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Derek Parfit — (born December 11, 1942; China) is a British philosopher who specializes in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, and the relations between them. His 1984 book Reasons and Persons (described by Alan Ryan in The Sunday Times as… …   Wikipedia

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  • Reasons and Persons — Infobox Book name = Reasons and Persons title orig = translator = image caption = author = Derek Parfit illustrator = cover artist = country = USA language = English series = subject = philosophy, ethics, rationality, personal identity genre =… …   Wikipedia

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  • Prioritarianism — or the Priority View [Parfit, Derek. Equality and priority , Ratio, vol. 10, no. 3 (December, 1997), pp. 202 221.] is a view within ethics and political philosophy that holds that the goodness of an outcome is a function of overall well being… …   Wikipedia

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