Tags » Thomas Nagel

Essay: Does the death of a person represent a loss of possibilities?

‘Death’ is a widely occurring theme in most philosophies, religions and ideologies. For most people, the fear of death and the general uncertainty of their existence, are profound parts of their lives. 961 more words

All Articles

Selamat Berfilsafat (2)

What does it all mean? (Thomas Nagel)

Kapasitas analitis kita seringkali berkembang sebelum kita mempelajari banyak hal tentang dunai, sekitar usia 14th banyak orang mulai memikirkan masalah filosofis- tentang apa yang sebenarnya ada, entah bagaimana kita dapat mengetahui sesuatu, apakah ada suatu putusan moral benar atau salah, apakah hidup mempunyai arti dan apakah kematian adalah akhir. 246 more words

Labib Wildan

Moral Luck (Free Will pt. III)

Luck plays a bigger role in our lives than we tend to admit. Intuitively, you’d think that people couldn’t be held morally accountable for what is not their fault, or what happens due to factors beyond their control. 823 more words


If A Tree Falls In The Woods

If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around, does it make a sound? While some believe this is an unanswerable koan… 463 more words


Dialog on Morality, Part I

“Yes, of course I got your list of demands.” New Yorker caption contest

People have been wondering about the nature of morality ever since Socrates wandered around Athens annoying his fellow citizens with questions about justice. 4,621 more words

Guest Post

Thomas Nagel on Moral Luck

The philosopher Thomas Nagel points out that for people to find a moral judgment fitting, whatever it is for which the person is judged must be under his control. 1,083 more words


Objectively Living

Well I’ve changed my reading plan. The anthology simply didn’t resonate with me at this point, I read the introduction and felt that it was a bit sterile. 2,683 more words