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Ivan Nagel

  • The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2012
  • In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere brings the central problems of philosophical inquiry to life, demonstrating why they have continued to fascinate and baffle thinkers across the centuries. Leading students into the consideration of nine philosophical...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 1987
  • Human beings naturally desire knowledge. But what is knowledge? Is it the same as having an opinion? Highlighting the major developments in the theory of knowledge from Ancient Greece to the present day, Jennifer Nagel uses a number of simple everyday examples to explore the key themes and current debates of epistemology.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2014
  • Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 2012
  • Whether opposing Nathaniel Bacon and his rebels in 1676, condemning English colonial policy in 1776, or turning back the Union Army at the Seven Days' Battles of 1862, the descendants of Richard and Anne Lee have occupied a preeminent place in American history. Two were signers of the Declaration of Independence and several others distinguished themselves...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 1992
  • This volume collects essays and reviews by Thomas Nagel in three controversial subject areas: first, religious belief and its relation to science and philosophy; second, the interpretation of liberal political theory, especially in an international context; third, the question of what it is to be human--the form of human consciousness and the source...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2009
  • The remarkable Mary Nisbet was the Countess of Elgin in Romantic-era Scotland and the wife of the seventh Earl of Elgin. When Mary accompanied her husband to diplomatic duty in Turkey, she changed history. She helped bring the smallpox vaccine to the Middle East, struck a seemingly impossible deal with Napoleon, and arranged the removal of famous...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2010
  • A true professional's guide to C# 6 Professional C# 6 and .NET Core 1.0  provides complete coverage of the latest updates, features, and capabilities, giving you everything you need for C#. Get expert instruction on the latest changes to Visual Studio 2015, Windows Runtime, ADO.NET, ASP.NET, Windows Store Apps, Windows Workflow Foundation,...

    Publisher : Wiley
    published : 2016
  • Derived from Thomas Nagel's Locke Lectures, Equality and Partiality proposes a nonutopian account of political legitimacy, based on the need to accommodate both personal and impersonal motives in any credible moral theory, and therefore in any political theory with a moral foundation. Within each individual, Nagel believes, there is a division between...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 1995
  • At a time of unprecedented national power, why do so many Americans believe that our nationhood is fragile and precarious? Why the talk--among politicians, academics, and jurists--of "coups d'etat," of culture wars, of confederation, of constitutional breakdown? In this wide-ranging book, Robert Nagel proposes a surprising znswer: that anxiety about...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2002