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Author: Thomas Nagel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view - principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this universality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such subjectivism is not just an inconsequential intellectual
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nagel
ISBN: 0195108345 9780195108347 0195149831 9780195149838
OCLC Number: 34323230
Awards: Winner of Named as a Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 by CHOICE.
Description: viii, 147 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why we can't understand thought from the outside --
Language --
Logic --
Science --
Ethics --
Evolutionary naturalism & the fear of religion.
Responsibility: Thomas Nagel.
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In The Last Word, leading philosopher Thomas Nagel presents a timely and vigorous defense of reason against the fashionable relativism that is all-too-pervasive in contemporary intellectual culture.  Read more...

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