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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 Appeal to Full Relativity

The Appeal to Full Relativity

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(p.137) 7 The Appeal to Full Relativity
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Reasons and Persons
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Derek Parfit (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019824908X.003.0007

Discusses Sidgwick's challenge to S; temporal and interpersonal neutrality; analogies between ‘I’ and ‘now’, or oneself and the present. It presents arguments that appeal to these analogies; how S is incompletely relative, making it vulnerable to attack from two directions. S can be challenged both by theories like CP, which are relative both to persons and to times, and by those moral theories that are both temporally and interpersonally neutral.

Keywords:   neutral, person, rationality, reasons, relative, Sidgwick, time

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