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Reasons and Persons$
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Derek Parfit

Print publication date: 1986

Print ISBN-13: 9780198249085

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019824908X.001.0001

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The Best Objection to the Self‐Interest Theory

The Best Objection to the Self‐Interest Theory

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Reasons and Persons

Derek Parfit (Contributor Webpage)

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Examines the Present‐aim Theory of rationality, or P; The Instrumental and Deliberative Theories, how desires can be intrinsically irrational, or rationally required; the Critical Present‐aim Theory, or CP; the relations between P, S, CP and morality; and Psychological egoism; offers the best objection to S; and how temporal neutrality is not what distinguishes S from P, or CP.

Keywords:   aim, deliberative, egoism, instrumental, irrationality, rationality, reasons

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