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The Resource Thomas Nagel, Alan Thomas

Thomas Nagel, Alan Thomas

Label
Thomas Nagel
Title
Thomas Nagel
Statement of responsibility
Alan Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Nagel's contribution to philosophy over the past forty years has been enormously influential. In the first sustained examination of Nagel's ideas, Alan Thomas provides readers with a detailed exploration of the central dichotomy around which Nagel organizes his philosophy: the concern over how to reconcile "subjective" and "objective" views of the world." "Thomas begins by clarifying and defending Nagel's basic metaphysical contrast between subjective and objective ways of thinking about the world. He shows how a proper understanding of radically perspectival views of the world allows one to defend some of Nagel's most important claims about the mind, tracing his influential work in the philosophy of mind from his early paper on physicalism to his recent defence of a form of dual aspect theory. Thomas then turns to ethics, where Nagel's influence is pre-eminent, following the development of his views from his contrast between subjective and objective reasons in his early work to his later hybrid ethical theory. The volume concludes with an examination of Nagel's political philosophy, particularly his recent controversial work on global justice."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Alan
Dewey number
191
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.N334
LC item number
T46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy now
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nagel, Thomas
  • Philosophers
Label
Thomas Nagel, Alan Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Subjective and objective -- Understanding, knowledge and reason -- Placing the mind in the physical world -- The possibility of altruism -- Practical objectivity, freedom and a realistic autonomy -- Normative ethics: Nagel's hybrid ethical theory -- Justice, equality and partiality
Control code
277067430
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780773535602
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)277067430
Label
Thomas Nagel, Alan Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Subjective and objective -- Understanding, knowledge and reason -- Placing the mind in the physical world -- The possibility of altruism -- Practical objectivity, freedom and a realistic autonomy -- Normative ethics: Nagel's hybrid ethical theory -- Justice, equality and partiality
Control code
277067430
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780773535602
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)277067430

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