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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (23 January 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780198249085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198249085
  • ASIN: 019824908X
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.5 x 12.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 680 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Reasons and Persons, [Parfit's] clipped prose, with its repetitive sentences, poetic cadence and sly humour becomes the vehicle for a depth and range of insight rarely matched in recent philosophy. (Kieran Setiya, Times Literary Supplement)

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)

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Reasons and persons challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity.

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