The View from Nowhere
By (author) Thomas Nagel
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View from Nowhere by Thomas Nagel
Book DescriptionMuch philosophical debate has attempted to reconcile the human capacity to view the world both objectively and subjectively. Thomas Nagel's ambitious and lively book tackles this fundamental issue, arguing that our divided nature is the root of a whole range of philosophical problems, touching, as it does, every aspect of human life. He deals with its manifestations in such fields of philosophy as the mind-body problem, personal identity, knowledge and scepticism, thought and reality, free will, and ethics. From reviews of the hardback: 'Remarkable ...all of his discussions are clear and insightful, but some reach a level of originality and illumination that opens genuinely new avenues of philosophical thought ...a rare combination of profundity and clarity, along with simplicity of expression. It should be recommended to all those who are bored with or despair about philosophy.' Times Literary Supplement
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195056440
(204mm x 136mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Apr-1989
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Nagel
Mortal Questions, Paperback (March 2012)
Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life.
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 University Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Law at New York University. His books include The Possibility of Altruism, The View from Nowhere, and What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 2008, he was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy and the Balzan Prize in Moral Philosophy.
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