Other Minds: Critical Essays 1969-1994 / Edition 1

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Overview

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: 9780195132465
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

New York University
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Philosophical Culture
I: PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
1. Freud's Anthropomorphism
2. Freud's Permanent Revolution
3. Wittgenstein: The Egocentric Predicament
4. Chomsky: Linguistics and Epistemology
5. Fodor: The Boundaries of Inner Space
6. Armstrong on the Mind
7. Dennett: Content and Consciousness
8. Dennett: Consciousness Dissolved
9. O'Shaughnessy: The Will
10. Searle: Why We Are Not Computers
II: ETHICS AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
11. Aristotle on Eudaimonia
12. Rawls on Justice
13. Nozick: Libertarianism without Foundations
14. Hare: Moral Thinking
15. Hare: The Foundations of Impartiality
16. Williams: One Thought Too Many
17. Williams: Resisting Ethical Theory
18. Schelling: The Price of Life
19. Schelling: Personal Identity and Self-Command
20. Dworkin: Interpretation and the Law
21. MacIntyre versus the Enlightenment
22. Kolakowski: Modernity and the Devil

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