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Celebration of Derek Parfit, June 3, 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom

On June 3, 2017, friends, family and colleagues of the noted moral philosopher Derek Parfit gathered in the Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford, to celebrate his life. This is a collection of videos, presented in order of appearance, of the 20 talks given that day. These talks offer insights into this great philosopher's personality, life story, and work.

Filming and post production were by Michael Parfit and David Parfit, sound recording was by David Parfit, and still photographs were provided by Theodora (Parfit) Ooms and many of the participants in the celebration. Many thanks to the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics for support of this project.

  1. Frances Kamm, read by Jeff McMahan

    Littauer Professor of Philosophy
    and Public Policy,
    Harvard Kennedy School
    Professor of Philosophy
    Harvard University
    Colleague and friend of Derek Parfit

  2. Jeff McMahan

    White's Professor of Moral Philosophy
    University of Oxford
    Professorial Fellow of Corpus
    Christi College, Oxford
    Colleague and friend of Derek Parfit

  3. Larry Temkin

    Distinguished Professor, Department
    of Philosophy, Rutgers University
    New Brunswick
    Colleague and friend of Derek Parfit

  4. Thomas M. Scanlon

    Alford Professor of Natural Religion,
    Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Emeritus
    Department of Philosophy,
    Harvard University
    Colleague and friend of Derek Parfit

  5. Roger Crisp

    Professor of Moral Philosophy,
    University of Oxford
    Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy,
    St. Anne's College, Oxford
    Professional Fellow, Centre for
    Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics (IRCI),
    Australian Catholic University
    Student, colleague and friend of Derek Parfit

  6. Jonathan Dancy, read by John Broome

    Professor of Philosophy,
    University of Texas at Austin,
    Colleague and friend of Derek Parfit