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Last Word
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The Last Word

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Last Word by Thomas Nagel

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In The Last Word, Thomas Nagel, a leading philosopher and Professor of Law, presents a sustained defense of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals against its many relativistic claims in the fields of language, logic, ethics, and science. He proposes that reason reflects objective principles whose validity is independent of different points of view, and continues to argue that reason is universal because its only prerequisite is the ability to think systematically and with intelligence. Dismissing relativism as theoretical chic and inconsequential intellectual flourish, he predicts its ultimate stultifying effect on public discourse. The Last Word is a vigorous defense of reason and its universal narratives. Resisting what he describes as the eventual demise of intellectual discourse, Nagel's work sets a new standard in the debate: this book presents the clarity and simplicity of objective reason. Nagel's construction of a coherent framework beyond subjectivism is refreshing, timely, and impressive, and should generate intense interest both within and outside the philosophical community.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195149838
ISBN-10: 0195149831
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Pages: 158
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Nagel

Dr. Thomas Nagel is a Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University.

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