McMahan's outstanding and readable book (Lionel K. McPherson, Mind
McMahan makes his arguments with the meticulous logical care of analytical philosophy reminiscent of Derek Parfit's path-breaking work, (Benjamin Mitchell, The Journal of Politics
This is a good book, well-informed, carefully written and full of insight, scholarship and tough argument. It will certainly stimulate extensive debate amongst philosophers. (Tony Coady, Australian Book Review
About the Author
Jeff McMahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He works primarily in ethics and political philosophy, and occasionally in metaphysics and legal theory.