David Edmonds on Derek Parfit

Ben Yeoh Chats | 2 July 2023 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Edmonds about his book Parfit: A Philosopher and His Mission to Save Morality. Discusses “trolley problems” and the ethical implications of choosing between lives now and in the future; the usefulness of thought experiments; Derek Parfit’s life – his personality and obsessions, whether he might have been a good historian (vs philosopher), the pros and cons of All Souls College, and if an autistic cognitive profile mattered.

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