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Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions about our attitudes to death, sexual behaviour, social inequality, war and political power are shown to lead to more obviously philosophical problems about personal identity, consciousness, freedom, and value. This original and illuminating book aims at a form of understanding that is both theoretical and personal in its lively engagement with what are literally issues of life and death.

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Explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions about our attitudes to death, sexual behaviour, social inequality, war and political power are shown to lead to more obviously philosophical problems about personal identity, freedom and value.

Synopsis:

Questions about our attitudes towards death, sexual behavior, social inequality, war and political power progress to more obviously philosophical problems regarding personal identity, consciousness, freedom and value.

Table of Contents

Preface; Sources; 1. Death; 2. The Absurd; 3. Moral luck; 4. Sexual perversion; 5. War and massacre; 6. Ruthlessness in public life; 7. The policy of preference; 8. Equality; 9. The fragmentation of value; 10. Ethics without biology; 11. Brain bisection and the unity of consciousness; 12. What is it like to be a bat? 13. Panpsychism; 14. Subjective and objective; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521406765
Author:
Nagel, Thomas
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Thomas, Nagel
Location:
Cambridge Eng. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
Life
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics--Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Life - Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
Canto ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
FPL-RP-520
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.58x5.56x.49 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions about our attitudes to death, sexual behaviour, social inequality, war and political power are shown to lead to more obviously philosophical problems about personal identity, freedom and value.
"Synopsis" by , Questions about our attitudes towards death, sexual behavior, social inequality, war and political power progress to more obviously philosophical problems regarding personal identity, consciousness, freedom and value.
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