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The view from nowhere

Author: Thomas Nagel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
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Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way: We can think about the world in terms that transcend our own experience or interest, and consider the world from a vantage point that is, in Nagel's words, ""nowhere in particular"". At the same time, each of us is a particular person in a particular place, each with his own ""personal"" view of the world, a view that we can recognize as just  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nagel, Thomas, 1937-
View from nowhere.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
(DLC) 85031002
(OCoLC)12899337
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nagel
ISBN: 0199769923 9780199769926
OCLC Number: 565375823
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
I. INTRODUCTION --
II. MIND --
1. Physical Objectivity --
2. Mental Objectivity --
3. Other Minds --
4. Consciousness in General --
5. The Incompleteness of Objective Reality --
III. MIND AND BODY --
1. Dual Aspect Theory --
2. The Self as Private Object --
3. Personal Identity and Reference --
4. Parfit --
5. Kripke --
6. Panpsychism and Mental Unity --
7. The Possibility of Progress --
IV. THE OBJECTIVE SELF --
1. Being Someone --
2. A Semantic Diagnosis --
3. The Centerless View --
V. KNOWLEDGE --
1. Skepticism --
2. Antiskepticism --
3. Self-transcendence. 4. Evolutionary Epistemology --
5. Rationalism --
6. Double Vision --
VI. THOUGHT AND REALITY --
1. Realism --
2. Idealism --
3. Kant and Strawson --
4. Wittgenstein --
VII. FREEDOM --
1. Two Problems --
2. Autonomy --
3. Responsibility --
4. Strawson on Freedom --
5. The Blind Spot --
6. Objective Engagement --
7. Morality as Freedom --
VIII. VALUE --
1. Realism and Objectivity --
2. Antirealism --
3. Desires and Reasons --
4. Types of Generality --
5. Pleasure and Pain --
6. Overobjectification --
IX. ETHICS --
1. Three Kinds of Agent-relativity --
2. Reasons of Autonomy. 3. Personal Values and Impartiality --
4. Deontology --
5. Agents and Victims --
6. Moral Progress --
X. LIVING RIGHT AND LIVING WELL --
1. Williams's Question --
2. Antecedents --
3. Five Alternatives --
4. The Moral, the Rational, and the Supererogatory --
5. Politics and Conversion --
XI. BIRTH, DEATH, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE --
1. Life --
2. Meaning --
3. Death --
Bibliography --
Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W.
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