Concealment and Exposure
And Other Essays
By (author) Thomas Nagel
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Concealment and Exposure by Thomas Nagel
Book DescriptionThomas 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195179774
(226mm x 143mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith, Paperback (May 2010)View all books by Thomas Nagel
"A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith" is the author's undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942, just before he entered the army. "On My Religion," a short statement drafted in 1997, describes the history of his religious beliefs and attitudes toward religion. This title includes these two texts.
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Author Biography - Thomas Nagel
Thomas Nagel is Professor of Philosophy and Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Law at New York University. He is the author of The View From Nowhere, What Does It All Mean?, The Possibility of Altruism, Mortal Questions, Equality and Partiality, Other Minds: Critical Essays, 1969-1994, and The Last Word.
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