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Philosopher Derek Parfit: Reasons, Persons, and Effective Altruism

Oxford and Harvard philosopher Derek Parfit is described by Encyclopaedia Britannica as "the most important moral philosopher of the 20th and early 21st centuries”. The New Yorker called his books "the most important works to be written in the field in more than a century." He will be discussing personal identity, future generations, ethics and Effective Altruism in a fireside chat moderated by ethicist Nir Eyal, Associate Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
This event is co-sponsored by Harvard University Effective Altruism (HUEA) and Harvard College Effective Altruism (HCEA), and is open to the public.

Speaker Bio:
Derek Parfit (BA, MA, Oxford) specializes in ethics and philosophy of mind. He is a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Reasons and Persons (Oxford, 1984), and the recipient of the 2014 Rolf Schock Prize. He is currently a visiting professor at Harvard.