Different Attitudes To Time
Parfit (Derek)
Source: Parfit - Reasons and Persons, January 1986, pp. 149-187(39).
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    Discusses whether it is irrational to give no weight to past desires – desires that depend on value judgements or ideals; three attitudes to time: caring more about, or being biased towards, what is near, what is in the future and what is present – whether these attitudes are rational; the direction of causation1; how it would be better for us if we were temporally neutral; Time's passage; and the asymmetry in our attitudes to our own lives and the lives of others.

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Part 2: Rationality and Time: Chapter 8

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