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Concealment and Exposure: And Other Essays

Thomas Nagel - Philosophy - 2002 - 256 pages
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 ...
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Mortal Questions

Thomas Nagel - Philosophy - 2012
Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions about our attitudes to death, sexual ...
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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is ...

Thomas Nagel - Science - 2012 - 144 pages
The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value ...
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The View From Nowhere

Thomas Nagel - Philosophy - 1986 - 256 pages
Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way: We can think about the world in terms that transcend our own experience or interest, and consider the ...
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The Possibility of Altruism

Thomas Nagel - Philosophy - 1978 - 148 pages
Just as there are rational requirements on thought, there are rational requirements on action. This book defends a conception of ethics, and a related conception of human ...
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In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument

Bernard Williams - Philosophy - 2009 - 200 pages
Bernard Williams is remembered as one of the most brilliant and original philosophers of the past fifty years. Widely respected as a moral philosopher, Williams began to write ...
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Equality and Preferential Treatment

Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon - Philosophy - 1977 - 209 pages
These essays, with one exception originally published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, consider the moral problems associated with improving the social and economic position of ...
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War and Moral Responsibility

Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon, Richard B. Brandt - Philosophy - 1974 - 182 pages
This remarkably rich collection of articles focuses on moral questions about war. The essays, originally published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, cover a wide range of topics ...
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A Brief Inquiry Into the Meaning of Sin and Faith: With "On My Religion"

John Rawls, Thomas Nagel - Philosophy - 2009 - 275 pages
John Rawls never published anything about his own religious beliefs, but after his death two texts were discovered which shed extraordinary light on the subject. A Brief ...
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What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy

Thomas Nagel - Philosophy - 1987 - 112 pages
Should the hard questions of philosophy matter to ordinary people? In this down-to-earth, nonhistorical guide, Thomas Nagel, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and ...
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