What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy

Paperback | October 1, 1987

byThomas Nagel

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In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about itsquestions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possible solutions to nine problems--knowledge of the world beyond our minds, knowledge of other minds, the mind-body problem, free will, the basis of morality, right and wrong, the nature of death, the meaning of life, and the meaning of words. Althoughhe states his own opinions clearly, Nagel leaves these fundamental questions open, allowing students to entertain other solutions and encouraging them to think for themselves.

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In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about itsquestions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possibl...

Thomas Nagel is at New York University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 5.39 × 8.07 × 0.24 inPublished:October 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195052161

ISBN - 13:9780195052169

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"An outstanding introductory framework to many of the most important problems in philosophy. It is clear and simple--even my freshman can read it--yet never simplistic...Ties in well with many traditional theories."--Richard M. Wolters, Doane College