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Other Minds : Critical Essays 1969-1994

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A collection of previously published essays and reviews by the internationally acclaimed writer on Philosophy, Thomas Nagel. It contains writings on philosophy of mind and on ethics and political philosophy from the past twenty-five years.show more

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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 162.1 x 241.8 x 21.3mm | 517.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 019509008X
  • 9780195090086

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Nagel is a tough-minded thinker; generous in praise of what he regards as first-rate philosophy but forthright in criticism of what he views as evasive, pretentious or self-serving. His critical judgements show a powerful mind at work ... He is also a creative thinker ... Nagel's is a mind to be taken seriously. * The Tablet * His critical judgements show a powerful mind at work: identifying a point of strength or weakness and pushing through tangles of argumentation to reach it. He is also a creative thinker ... Nagel's is a mind to be taken seriously. * The Tablet * His critical judgements show a powerful mind at work: identifying a point of strength or weakness and pushing through tangles of argumentation to reach it. He is also a creative thinker ... Nagel's is a mind to be taken seriously. * The Tablet *show more

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Other Minds gathers Nagel's most important critical essays and reviews on the philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy. The pieces here discuss philosophers from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, as well as contemporary legal and political theorists like Robert Nozick and Ronald Dworkin. Also included are essays tracing Nagel's ongoing participation in debates surrounding the mind-body problem - lucid, opinionated responses to Daniel Dennett, John Searle, and others. Running through Other Minds is Nagel's overriding conviction that the most compelling intellectual issues of our day - from the scientific foundations of Freudian theory to the vicissitudes of judicial interpretation - are essentially philosophical problems. Vital, accessible, and controversial, these writings represent the best of one of our leading thinkers.show more

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