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Derek Parfit, photographer

I knew that Parfit was a keen photographer with a great eye at least from the cover of Reasons and Persons, but here are many that have remained unseen by most until now. Luchino Visconti would have approved.     Derek ParfitethicsLuchino Viscontipersonal identityphotography

Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

Someone has uploaded a reissue of Bernard Williams’ classic book. [m]y conclusion is that the demands of the modern world on ethical thought are unprecedented, and the ideas of rationality embodied in most contemporary moral philosophy cannot meet them; but some extension of ancient thought, greatly modified, might be able to do so. Wanting philosophy…

An Unpublished Note on Christian Morality

I chanced upon the piece below published in Religious Studies 19 (2):175 – 183. F. H. Bradley, An Unpublished Note on Christian Morality, Introduced and edited by Gordon Kendal. At some time between 1907 and 1912, probably very much nearer the earlier date, [1] Bradley produced the first draft of an article on Christian morality. He did this in…

Derek Parfit

Here’s an obit in Vox but will compile and post other obituaries as they come out. New York Times Derek Parfit and Janet Radcliffe-Richards (not an obit) “With no other philosopher have I had such a clear sense of someone who had already thought of every objection I could make, of the best replies to them, of further…