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Derek Parfit

MA, FBA
Emeritus Fellow since 2010
Derek Parfit

Background

  • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1984 to 2010)
  • Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1981 to 1984)
  • Junior Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1974 to 1981)
  • Prize Fellow, All Souls College (from 1967 to 1974)
  • Harkness Fellow, Columbia and Harvard Universities, USA (from 1964 to 1967)
  • Undergraduate, Balliol College, Oxford (from 1961 to 1967)

Research interests

  • Problems of personal identity, rationality, and ethics

Publications

  • On What Matters, 2 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011 and 2013).
  • Reasons and Persons (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984).

Other professional memberships and roles

  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, New York University, Harvard University, and Rutgers University