ISBN 9781107669321,Mortal Questions

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ISBN 9781107669321
Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781107669321

ISBN-10 1107669324
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Philosophy

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.

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.
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