Mind and cosmos: why the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false

Thomas Nagel argues that the widely accepted world view of materialist naturalism is untenable. The mind-body problem cannot be confined to the relation between animal minds and animal bodies. If materialism cannot accommodate consciousness and other mind-related aspects of reality, then we must aba...

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Main Author: Nagel, Thomas (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford Oxford University Press 2012
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Nature / Cosmology / Naturalism / Consciousness / Materialism / Neo-Darwinism
Further subjects:B Cosmology
B Cosmogony
B Science Philosophy
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Thomas Nagel argues that the widely accepted world view of materialist naturalism is untenable. The mind-body problem cannot be confined to the relation between animal minds and animal bodies. If materialism cannot accommodate consciousness and other mind-related aspects of reality, then we must abandon a purely materialist understanding of nature in general, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology.
ISBN:0199980365
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919758.001.0001