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Concealment and Exposure: And Other Essays by Thomas Nagel

By Thomas Nagel

Thomas Nagel is widely known as one of many best American philosophers operating at the present time. Reflecting the range of his many philosophical preoccupations, this quantity is a set of his newest severe essays and reviews.
The first part, private and non-private, makes a speciality of the suggestion of privateness within the context of social and political matters, resembling the impeachment of President Clinton. the second one part, correct and incorrect, discusses ethical, political and felony conception, and comprises items on John Rawls, G.A. Cohen, and T.M. Scanlon, between others. the ultimate part, brain and fact, gains discussions of Richard Rorty, Donald Davidson, and the Sokal hoax, and closes with a considerable new essay at the mind-body challenge. Written with attribute rigor, those items demonstrate the highbrow ardour underlying the incisive research for which Nagel is known.

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