Concealment and Exposure : And Other Essays: And Other Essays (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Oct 3, 2002 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Thomas Nagel is widely recognized as one of the top American philosophers working today. Reflecting the diversity of his many philosophical preoccupations, this volume is a collection of his most recent critical essays and reviews. The first section, Public and Private, focuses on the notion of privacy in the context of social and political issues, such as the impeachment of President Clinton. The second section, Right and Wrong, discusses moral, political and legal theory, and includes pieces on John Rawls, G.A. Cohen, and T.M. Scanlon, among others. The final section, Mind and Reality, features discussions of Richard Rorty, Donald Davidson, and the Sokal hoax, and closes with a substantial new essay on the mind-body problem. Written with characteristic rigor, these pieces reveal the intellectual passion underlying the incisive analysis for which Nagel is known.
  

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Contents

Concealment and Exposure
3
The Shredding of Public Privacy
27
Personal Rights and Public Space
31
Chastity
53
Nussbaum on Sexual Injustice
56
APublic Life
63
Right and Wrong
73
The Writings of John Rawls
75
Raz on Liberty and Law
134
Waldron on Law and Politics
141
Scanlons Moral Theory
147
Reality
155
Rortys Pragmatism
157
The Sleep of Reason
163
Davidsons New Cogito
175
Stroud and the Quest for Reality
187

Rawls and Liberalism
87
Cohen on Inequality
107
Justice and Nature
113
The Psychophysical Nexus
194
Index
237
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