Other Minds: Critical Essays, 1969-1994 / Edition 1

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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, Rawls, Dennet, Chomsky, Searle, Nozick, Dworkin, and MacIntyre.

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"Nagel's is a mind to be taken seriously."—The Tablet

"...there is something in this book for nearly everyone....it is a book that anyone engaged in these issues should know about, and should be quick to recommend when confronted with questions such as "what does x think about y..."."—Dan J. Rossini and Staff

Journal of Philosophy
During the last quarter century, Thomas Nagel's book reviews and critical essays have played a major role, shaping opinion and thereby shaping the field. Now he has gathered his favorites in a collection...supplemented by the view from today: brief reactions to the individual pieces, and a fascinating introduction, part intellectual autobiography and part reflection in the state of the discipline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195090086
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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New York University
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Philosophical Culture 3
1 Freud's Anthropomorphism 13
2 Freud's Permanent Revolution 26
3 Wittgenstein: The Egocentric Predicament 45
4 Chomsky: Linguistics and Epistemology 56
5 Fodor: The Boundaries of Inner Space 65
6 Armstrong on the Mind 72
7 Dennett: Content and Consciousness 82
8 Dennett: Consciousness Dissolved 86
9 O'Shaughnessy: The Will 90
10 Searle: Why We Are Not Computers 96
11 Aristotle on Eudaimonia 113
12 Rawls on Justice 121
13 Nozick: Libertarianism without Foundations 137
14 Hare: Moral Thinking 150
15 Hare: The Foundations of Impartiality 156
16 Williams: One Thought Too Many 167
17 Williams: Resisting Ethical Theory 174
18 Schelling: The Price of Life 183
19 Schelling: Personal Identity and Self-Command 188
20 Dworkin: Interpretation and the Law 194
21 MacIntyre versus the Enlightenment 203
22 Kolakowski: Modernity and the Devil 210
Index 215
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