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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
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Thomas, Alan
Dewey number
191
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.N334
LC item number
T46 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy now
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  • Nagel, Thomas
  • Nagel, Thomas
  • Nagel, Thomas
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
Summary expansion
Thomas Nagel¿s contribution to philosophy over the past forty years has been enormously influential. In this book, 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 the "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 mostimportant claims about the mind: his influential work in the philosophy of mind is traced from his early paper on physicalism to his recent defence of a form of dual aspect theory. Thomas then turns the argument to ethics, where Nagel¿s influence is pre-eminent, and the development of his views is traced from his contrast between subject and objective reasons in his early work to his later hybrid ethical theory. The volume concludes with an examination of Nagel¿spolitical philosophy, particularly his recent controversialwork on global justice
Label
Thomas Nagel, Alan Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. Subjective and objective -- 2. Understanding, knowledge and reason -- 3. Placing the mind in the physical world -- 4. The possibility of altruism -- 5. Practical objectivity, freedom and a realistic autonomy -- 6. Normative ethics: Nagel's hybrid ethical theory -- 7. Justice, equality and partiality -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
715184828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317494188
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715184828
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Thomas Nagel, Alan Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. Subjective and objective -- 2. Understanding, knowledge and reason -- 3. Placing the mind in the physical world -- 4. The possibility of altruism -- 5. Practical objectivity, freedom and a realistic autonomy -- 6. Normative ethics: Nagel's hybrid ethical theory -- 7. Justice, equality and partiality -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
715184828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317494188
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715184828
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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