Mortal Questions

ISBN-10: 1107604710
ISBN-13: 9781107604711
Edition: 2012
Authors: Thomas Nagel
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

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.

Preface
Sources
Death
The absurd
Moral luck
Sexual perversion
War and massacre
Ruthlessness in public life
The policy of preference
Equality
The fragmentation of value
Ethics without biology
Brain bisection and the unity of consciousness
What is it like to be a bat?
Panpsychism
Subjective and objective
Index

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