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Secular Philosophy and the Religious Temperament


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Part I. Religion 1: Secular Philosophy and the Religious Temperament 2: Dawkins and Atheism 3: Why Is There Anything? 4: Nietzsche's Self-Creation 5: Public Education and Intelligent Design Part II. Politics 6: The Problem of Global Justice 7: The Limits of International Law 8: Appiah's Rooted Cosmopolitanism 9: Sandel and the Paradox of Liberalism 10: MacKinnon on Sexual Domination Part III. Humanity 11: Williams: The Value of Truth 12: Williams: Humanity and Philosophy 13: Wiggins on Human Solidarity 14: O'Shaughnessy on the Stream of Consciousness 15: Sartre: The Look and the Problem of Other Minds Index

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Thomas Nagel is University Professor, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Law at New York University. Among his books are The View from Nowhere, Equality and Partiality, and The Last Word.


"These essays are all written in Nagel's clear and familiar style; they combine substantial arguments and insights with the charms of a friendly conversation partner. Highly recommended to those interested in theism versus atheism and the current science-religion debate." --Religous Studies Review "There is an excellant, balanced assessment of the intelligent design movement, its distinction from biblically based creationism, and its possible place(or not) in public education...highly recommended...."Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College "There is an excellant, balanced assissment of the intelligent design movement, its distinction from biblically based creationism, an d its possible place (or not) in public relation...highly recommended...."--Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf Taliaferro

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