"An important, densely argued, ingenious book about the problems of choice among conflicting values and about how the concept of a person influences and is influenced by rational decisions about those values....The formidable array of disciplines in what she describes as a doggedly interdisciplinary work is truly impressive. The argument is everywhere perceptive and subtle, detailed and penetrating."--The Philosophical Quarterly
"Its scale, its scope, its argumentativeness, its assurance of tone, inspire nothing but awe in the reader."--International Studies in Philosophy
"A large, colourful, powerful, and complicated book....It will have an important place in the philosophical literature."--Times Literary Supplement
"I applaud warmly. There is something to think about on every page and the book's ambition is inspiring."--Philosophy
"Highly recommended for any library supporting at least an undergraduate major in philosophy."--Choice
About the Author
S. L. Hurley is at Oxford University.