Concealment and Exposure

Concealment and Exposure : And Other Essays

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Thomas Nagel is widely recognized as one of the leading American philosophers working today. In this diverse and controversial volume, he collects a number of his most recently published articles and reviews. Concealment and Exposure reflects the unusually catholic range of his many philosophical preoccupations. 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. This latest collection will appeal to philosophers and general readers interested in ethics, the philosophy of mind, and political philosophy.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 244.9 x 22.6mm | 517.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 019515293X
  • 9780195152937
  • 1,641,765

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... the essays in this volume, taken together, do more than any other philosophical writings known to me to bring out the complex and treacherous truth in the old maxim that the personal is political. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews ... a wonderful book. It is wonderful partly for the further excellent review articles that it adds to the Other Minds archive, and partly for the lively and accessible introduction it provides to Nagel's own thought and intellectual personality. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviewsshow more

Table of contents

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE; 1. Concealment and Exposure; 2. The Shredding of Public Privacy; 3. Personal Rights and Public Space; 4. Chastity; 5. Nussbaum on Sexual Injustice; 6. Bertrand Russell: A Public Life; RIGHT AND WRONG; 7. The Writing of John Rawls; 8. Rawls and Liberalism; 9. Cohen on Inequality; 10. Justice and Nature; 11. Raz on Liberty and Law; 12. Waldron on Law and Politics; 13. Scanlon's Moral Theory; MIND AND REALITY; 14. Rorty's Pragmatism; 15. The Sleep of Reason; 16. Davidson's New Cogito; 17. Stroud and the Quest for Reality; 18. The Psychophysical Nexusshow more

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