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Derek Parfit

MA, FBA
Emeritus Fellow since 2010
  • Background

    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 2010)
    • 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 1965 to 1966)
    • Undergraduate, Balliol College, Oxford (from 1961 to 1964)
  • Research interests

    • Reasons, persons, ethics, meta-ethics, epistemology, normativity, the
      passage of time, systematic moral theories, Kant's ethics, contractualism,
      consequentialism, pluralist common-sense morality, deontological
      prohibitions, ontology, reality, existence, cosmogony, and what matters.
  • Publications

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