Parfit, Derek, 1942-2017

by Jonathan Dancy

27 Apr 2020
22 (pages 37-57)

Derek Parfit had acquired an international reputation by the time he was 35, and after the publication of his Reasons and Persons (1984) became one of the three or four most respected moral philosophers of his time. He eventually inherited Bernard Williams’ position as the UK’s leading moral philosopher. He was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize in 2014.


Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX


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