Philosophical Quarterly 49 (195):239-242 (1999)

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Kieran Setiya
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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In the first part of Reasons and Persons, Derek Parfit argues that common‐sense morality, or M, is self‐defeating, so that it must be rejected or revised. I defend M. We can rebut Parfit’s argument if we make an assumption about the moral importance of doing what is morally right. We need to assume that this end has sufficient weight in M
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