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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, such as the impeachment of President Clinton. The second section, Right and Wrong, discusses moral, political and legal theory, and includes pieces on John Rawls, G.A. Cohen, and T.M. Scanlon, among others. The final section, Mind and Reality, features discussions of Richard Rorty, Donald Davidson, and the Sokal hoax, and closes with a substantial new essay on the mind-body problem. Written with characteristic rigor, these pieces reveal the intellectual passion underlying the incisive analysis for which Nagel is known.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Thomas Nagel is Professor of Philosophy and Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Law at New York University. He is the author of The View From Nowhere, What Does It All Mean?, The Possibility of Altruism, Mortal Questions, Equality and Partiality, Other Minds: Critical Essays, 1969-1994, and The Last Word.
Table of Contents
|Part I.||Public and Private|
|1.||Concealment and Exposure||3|
|2.||The Shredding of Public Privacy||27|
|3.||Personal Rights and Public Space||31|
|5.||Nussbaum on Sexual Injustice||56|
|6.||Bertrand Russell: A Public Life||63|
|Part II.||Right and Wrong|
|7.||The Writings of John Rawls||75|
|8.||Rawls and Liberalism||87|
|9.||Cohen on Inequality||107|
|10.||Justice and Nature||113|
|11.||Raz on Liberty and Law||134|
|12.||Waldron on Law and Politics||141|
|13.||Scanlon's Moral Theory||147|
|15.||The Sleep of Reason||163|
|16.||Davidson's New Cogito||175|
|17.||Stroud and the Quest for Reality||187|
|18.||The Psychophysical Nexus||194|