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On What Matters Volume Three published

The third volume of Derek Parfit’s landmark series, On What Matters, was published in January. This important discussion of moral philosophy further develops Parfit’s influential treatment of reasons, normativity, the meaning of moral discourse and the status of morality. It is published simultaneously with a volume of new essays responding to On What Matters, edited by Peter Singer, entitled Does Anything Really Matter?

Derek Parfit was a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College in Oxford, Global Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at New York University, and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He previously published Reasons and Persons with OUP in 1984, as well as the acclaimed On What Matters: Volume One and Volume Two. Derek sadly passed away on 1 January 2017.

[About the Berkeley Tanner Lectures]
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, which honour the American scholar, industrialist and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner, are presented annually at nine universities in the United States and England. They were established at the University of California, Berkeley, beginning in the 2000-2001 academic year.

(March 8, 2017)

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