Mortal Questions / Edition 1

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Overview

Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions about our attitudes to death, sexual behaviour, social inequality, war and political power are shown to lead to more obviously philosophical problems about personal identity, consciousness, freedom, and value. This original and illuminating book aims at a form of understanding that is both theoretical and personal in its lively engagement with what are literally issues of life and death.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107604711
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Series: Canto Classics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 564,238
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Sources; 1. Death; 2. The absurd; 3. Moral luck; 4. Sexual perversion; 5. War and massacre; 6. Ruthlessness in public life; 7. The policy of preference; 8. Equality; 9. The fragmentation of value; 10. Ethics without biology; 11. Brain bisection and the unity of consciousness; 12. What is it like to be a bat?; 13. Panpsychism; 14. Subjective and objective; Index.
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