Obituary of Derek Parfit
McMahan (Jeff)
Source: "A version of this obituary will be published in Philosophy Now"
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Authors Citing this Paper: Parfit (Derek)

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  1. Derek Parfit, who died unexpectedly on the second day of the new year, was one of the most important philosophers of the past half century and, in the view of many, the single best moral philosopher in more than a century.
  2. His imaginative, innovative, but also meticulously rigorous arguments have transformed the ways in which philosophers, economists, political and legal theorists and others think about many moral issues. He was also an endearingly eccentric and even saintly person.


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