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Thomas Nagel is University Professor at New York University.
Crèdit de la imatge: Thomas Nagel teaching an undergraduate course in ethics at New York University.

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Obres de Thomas Nagel

The View From Nowhere (1986) 536 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Mortal Questions (1979) 523 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Last Word (1997) 236 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Possibility of Altruism (1970) 167 exemplars
Equality and Partiality (1991) 104 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice (2002) 88 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Equality and Preferential Treatment (1977) — Editor — 36 exemplars, 1 ressenya
What is it like to be a bat? (2013) 36 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Rights and Wrongs of Abortion (1974) — Editor — 33 exemplars
Marx, Justice and History (1980) — Editor — 23 exemplars
War and Moral Responsibility (1974) — Editor — 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Medicine and Moral Philosophy (1982) — Editor — 14 exemplars, 1 ressenya
哲學入門九堂課 (2002) 2 exemplars
Ultimul cuvânt (1998) 1 exemplars
Thomas Nagel 1 exemplars
O Fiscalismo 1 exemplars
What is rude? 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul (1981) — Col·laborador — 2,831 exemplars, 22 ressenyes
Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings (2002) — Col·laborador — 293 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Autor, algunes edicions192 exemplars
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Col·laborador — 184 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Essays on Aristotle's Ethics (1980) — Col·laborador — 150 exemplars
Applied Ethics (1986) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Theory's Empire: An Anthology of Dissent (2005) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (2004) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Materialism and the mind-body problem (1971) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Agents, Causes, and Events: Essays on Indeterminism and Free Will (1995) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Philosophical Issues: A Contemporary Introduction (1972) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Reading Ethics (Reading Philosophy) (2008) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1937-07-04
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Professions
philosopher
Relacions
Hollander, Anne (wife)
Premis i honors
Rolf Schock Prize (Logic and Philosophy, 2008)

Membres

Converses

Nagel's Mind and Cosmos a Philosophy and Theory (maig 2016)
Plantinga's defence of religion a Let's Talk Religion (setembre 2012)

Ressenyes

Not about bats!

This is a very academic essay about the problem of the origin nature of consciousness.

Nagel uses bats as an example of a consciousness that we can’t know. But he needn’t have bothered. His point is just as accurate about other humans. It isn’t possible for us to know what it is like to be anyone other than ourselves.

His first point is that consciousness exists, and yet we can not measure it objectively.

He is critical of the physical reductionist theory that consciousness is just an illusion that has physical causes. He advocates for a unified theory that would explain how consciousness can exist. He uses the metaphor of heat and pressure. Pressure creates heat, but heat also creates pressure. They are inherently related, neither necessarily precedes the other. So he says it might be with consciousness. It might be related to matter but not contingent on matter.

He doesn’t propose a theory. We don’t currently have any good theory of consciousness. But we have to start somewhere.
… (més)
 
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sheherazahde | Jul 19, 2024 |
This seems more targeted to a highschool crowd who haven't engaged with philosophy at all. It's pedagogically laid out as a journey through most common philosophical topics from how we can know anything at all to theories about life and death.
 
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A.Godhelm | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Oct 20, 2023 |
Too hard for me! I understood chunks of it, but there was plenty that whizzed past me. Great topics though. Includes the famous “What is it like to be a bat” essay. I guess I need a “Thomas Nagel for Dummies” book.
 
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steve02476 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2023 |
It's weird, I like his writing, and I'm very interested in the subject matter, and he doesn't use complex language... but I just don't understand what he's talking about frequently. I don't mind skimming over some stuff if I don't get it, but after about 50 pages I realized I was 'skimming' over entire chapters.
 
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steve02476 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2023 |

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Obres
41
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14
Membres
3,543
Popularitat
#7,169
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
38
ISBN
185
Llengües
19
Preferit
3

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