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Parfit, Derek

LC control no.n 83190395
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Personal name headingParfit, Derek
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Associated countryGreat Britain
LocatedOxford (England)
Birth date1942-12-11
Death date2017-01-02
Place of birthChengdu (China)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityEthics
AffiliationAll Souls College (University of Oxford)
Profession or occupationPhilosophers
Found inHis Reasons and persons, 1984: CIP t.p. (Derek Parfit) pub. info. sheet (research fellow, All Souls College, Oxford)
Wikipedia, Jan 25, 2016 (Derek Parfit, born 11 December 1942, is a British philosopher who specialises in problems of personal identity, rationality, ethics, and the relations among them)
New York times WWW site, viewed Jan. 5, 2017 (in obituary published Jan. 4: Derek Parfit; b. Derek Antony Parfit, Dec. 11, 1942, Chengdu, China, where his parents were doctors teaching preventive medicine at Christian missions; returned with them to England when he was still an infant and settled in Oxford; d. Monday [Jan. 2, 2017], London, aged 74; British philosopher whose writing on personal identity, the nature of reasons, and the objectivity of morality re-established ethics as a central concern for contemporary thinkers and set the terms for philosophic inquiry)
Associated languageeng