Philosopher of Law and a professor who focused on philosophy of mind, political philosophy, and ethics.
He studied at Cornell University, Harvard, and the University of Oxford. He became known for his critiques of reductionist accounts of the mind.
He began having his philosophical works published when he was 22 years old. He contributed to deontological and liberal moral and political theory via The Possibility of Altruism, his tome from 1970.
He was raised in a Jewish family in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He married Anne Hollander.
He was influenced by Ludwig Wittgenstein.
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|Age||85 years old|
|Birthday||July 4, 1937|
Quotes by Thomas Nagel
There is a tendency to seek an objective account of everything before admitting its reality.— Thomas Nagel
Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.— Thomas Nagel
Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable.— Thomas Nagel
Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.— Thomas Nagel