Other Minds: Critical Essays 1969-1994 by Thomas Nagel newly listed for sale on the top-quality BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Oxford University Press, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Thomas Nagel is one of the most visible, outspoken and engaged contemporary philosophers; the Times Literary Supplement has called him the most interesting philosopher of our day. Over the past twenty-five years, Nagel has been a central figure in the public dialogue on subjectivity and consciousness, objectivity and ethics, liberalism and reason. Writing for a wide range of popular, academic, and legal publications, he has participated in an exhilarating exchange of ideas, and has helped bring contemporary issues in contact with philosophical tradition.
Other Minds gathers Nagels most important critical essays and reviews on the philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy. The pieces here discuss philosophers from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, as well as contemporary legal and political theorists like Robert Nozick and Ronald Dworkin. Also included are essays tracing Nagels ongoing participation in debates surrounding the mind-body problem lucid, opinionated responses to Daniel Dennett, John Searle, and others. Running through Other Minds is Nagels overriding conviction that the most compelling intellectual issues of our day from the scientific foundations of Freudian theory to the vicissitudes of judicial interpretation are essentially philosophical problems. Vital, accessible, and controversial, these writings represent the best of one of our leading thinkers.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Crease and very short closed tear to the foot of the title and dedication page. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 229 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.