It is with deep sadness that we report the loss to the philosophical community of Derek Parfit. For many years, Derek made this department another philosophical home, and during his time here he greatly enriched the lives of his faculty colleagues and students. It was a mark of Derek's generosity that, despite his eminence in the field, he could often be found talking enthusiastically with undergraduate students well after his class had ended. Although he ranked among the great philosophers of the post-war period, he never gave the impression of claiming to be anything more than Derek, a fellow sojourner in pursuit of philosophical truth. We will miss him greatly.
We include here a partial list of the tributes to Derek that have appeared in the days since his death.
Leiter Reports notice (with video of Parfit discussing personal identity)
Adam Hodgkin's tribute to Parfit (Hodgkin edited Parfit's Reasons and Persons for OUP)
Libération tribute to Parfit (in French)