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  • Oxford University Press, USA

Expert Review :

In The Last Word, Thomas Nagel, a leading philosopher and Professor of Law, presents a sustained defense of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals against its many relativistic claims in the fields of language, logic, ethics, and science. He proposes that reason reflects objective principles whose validity is independent of different points of view, and continues to argue that reason is universal because its only prerequisite is the ability to think systematically and with intelligence. Dismissing relativism as theoretical chic and inconsequential intellectual flourish, he predicts its ultimate stultifying effect on public discourse. The Last Word is a vigorous defense of reason and its universal narratives. Resisting what he describes as the eventual demise of intellectual discourse, Nagel’s work sets a new standard in the debate: this book presents the clarity and simplicity of objective reason.

Nagel’s construction of a coherent framework beyond subjectivism is refreshing, timely, and impressive, and should generate intense interest both within and outside the philosophical community.

Product Details :

Author Thomas Nagel
Binding Paperback
Brand imusti
EAN 9780195149838
Format Import
ISBN 0195149831
Label OUP USA
Manufacturer OUP USA
MPN bibliography, index
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 160
PartNumber bibliography, index
ProductGroup Book
ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate 2003-01-23
Publisher OUP USA
Studio OUP USA
Title The Last Word