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Nagel on sexual perversion (part 3 of 3): phenomenology, normativity, and verification

How’s that for a sexy title?

Here’s part 3 of my series on Nagel on sexual perversion—just in time for Valentine’s Day, and the long-awaited opening of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In the… 3,177 more words

Opening a Window into Philosophy of Mind

No doubt there are still cocktail-party conversations about Descartes, Nietzsche, and Sartre, but I wonder how many Bordeaux-sipping intellectuals discuss Dretske, Nagel, and Kripke. The relationship between academic philosophy and the general public is nearly non-existent. 382 more words

Philosophy Of Mind

Nagel on sexual perversion (Part 2 of 3): methodological issues

In a previous post, I laid out the argument of Nagel’s 1969 paper, “Sexual Perversion.” In this post, I want to offer up some criticisms and some general observations on the argument I laid out. 2,517 more words

Nagel on sexual perversion (part 1 of 3): the argument

After a brief interlude on identity politics, I’m back to a far more savory topic–sexual perversion. I mentioned two posts ago that I was going to be discussing Nagel’s 1969… 1,947 more words

Super Bowl XLIX, Moral Luck, and the wrongful indictment of Pete Carroll.

Last nights Super Bowl will probably go down as one of the best of all time. It had pretty much everything one would want: Great defensive play, quick scores to end a half, a fourth quarter comeback from a two score deficit, then ending up with one of the biggest emotional roller coaster to ever end a game. 695 more words

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Mind and Cosmos. Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Thomas Nagel.

Mind and Cosmos. Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Thomas Nagel. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Thomas Nagel is someone very special for me. 762 more words

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