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  • Concealment and Exposureby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    Thomas Nagel is widely recognized as one of the top American philosophers working today. Reflecting the diversity of his many philosophical preoccupations, this volume is a collection of his most recent critical essays and reviews.The first section, Public and Private, focuses on the notion of privacy in the context of social and political issues,... more...

  • Equality and Partialityby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Derived from Thomas Nagel's Locke Lectures, Equality and Partiality proposes a nonutopian account of political legitimacy, based on the need to accommodate both personal and impersonal motives in any credible moral theory, and therefore in any political theory with a moral foundation. Within each individual, Nagel believes, there is a division between... more...

  • The Last Wordby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view--principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this generality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such... more...

  • Other Mindsby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Over the past twenty-five years, Thomas Nagel has played a major role in the philosophico-biological debate on subjectivity and consciousness. This extensive collection of published essays and reviews offers Nagel's opinionated views on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and political philosophy, as well as on fellow philosophers like Freud, Wittgenstein,... more...

  • Secular Philosophy and the Religious Temperamentby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    This volume collects essays and reviews by Thomas Nagel in three controversial subject areas: first, religious belief and its relation to science and philosophy; second, the interpretation of liberal political theory, especially in an international context; third, the question of what it is to be human--the form of human consciousness and the source... more...

  • The View From Nowhereby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way, but at the same time each of us is a particular person in a particular place, each with his own "personal" view of the world. 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... more...

  • Mortal Questionsby Thomas Nagel

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. more...

  • The Last Wordby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view--principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this generality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such... more...

  • Mind and Cosmosby Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world... more...

  • The Myth of Ownershipby Liam Murphy; Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 25.99 US$ 22.35

    In a capitalist economy, taxes are the most important instrument by which the political system puts into practice a conception of economic and distributive justice. Taxes arouse strong passions, fueled not only by conflicts of economic self-interest, but by conflicting ideas of fairness. Taking as a guiding principle the conventional nature of private... more...