The New Yorker published a portrait of Derek Parfit in 2011, which included this outlook:

The first paper Parfit wrote after he began to study philosophy was on the metaphysics of time. Now this is the subject to which he plans to return.

However, the following paragraphs all referred to arguments (time passing metaphorically like a spot-light, bias toward the future perhaps caused by natural selection) that seemed familiar from Reasons and Persons (published in 1984), and thus apparently not-new.

So my question is this: has Derek Parfit circulated or published anything on time since 2011 and/or is he known to work on a third major project perhaps in this area?

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    I wish I had an answer for you, but thank you for the piece on Parfit. I hadn't known of it before, really terrific read. – Ryder Apr 26 '15 at 22:02
  • It does not look like it : philpapers.org/s/parfit – virmaior Apr 27 '15 at 0:36

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