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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. John Broome

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

  2. William Ruddick

    Professor Emeritus of Philosophy,
    Arthur Zitrin Professor Emeritus of Bioethics,
    New York University
    Founding Director, New York University
    Centre for Bioethics
    Colleague and friend of
    Derek Parfit since early 1970s

  3. Brad Hooker

    Brad Hooker
    Professor, Philosophy Department,
    University of Reading
    Student, friend, and colleague of
    Derek Parfit since 1979

  4. Nick Rawlins

    Professor Emeritus of Behavioural
    Neuroscience and Emeritus Fellow of
    University College, Oxford
    Professor Emeritus, Wolfson College, Oxford
    Friend, with his late wife, Susan Hurley,
    of Derek Parfit since 1980

  5. Julian Savulescu

    Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics
    University of Oxford
    Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre
    for Practical Ethics
    Director, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics
    Colleague and friend of Derek Parfit

  6. Rahul Kumar

    Professor, Department of Philosophy
    Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
    Student, Colleague, and friend of Derek Parfit