Equality and Partiality

Equality and Partiality

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This collection of essays, based on the Locke Lectures that Nagel delivered at Oxford University in 1990, addresses the conflict between the claims of the group and those of the individual. Nagel attempts to clarify the nature of the conflict - one of the most fundamental problems in moral and political theory - and concludes that its reconciliation is the essential task of any legitimate political system.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 14mm | 268g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195098390
  • 9780195098396
  • 538,133

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Derived from Thomas Nagel's 1990 Locke Lectures, Equality and Partiality proposes that ethics, and the ethical basis of political theory, have to be understood as arising from the division between two standpoints, the personal and the impersonal.
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Review quote

Thomas Nagel is just about the most interesting philosopher of our day ... [his] deftness of touch and delicacy of intellectual imagination are exactly what the subject demands. * Alan Ryan, Times Literary Supplement *
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About Thomas Nagel

Thomas Nagel's previous Oxford books are: The View from Nowhere (1989), which sold nearly 4000 copies and What Does It All Mean? (1988, paperback 1989) which sold a total of nearly 11,000 copies.
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