Who is Thomas Nagel?June 26, 2021
Thomas Nagel, born June 4, 1937, is an American philosopher.
He is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University. He is interested in politics, ethics, law, philosophies of mind. He is one of the founders of the journal Philosophy and Public Issues. He argued that it is best to begin philosophy by reflecting directly on philosophical concepts. Nagel’s 1974 “What is it like to be a bat?” His article titled is one of the most important writings of the last century in terms of philosophy of mind.
Nagel was born into a Jewish family in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). He studied philosophy from Cornell University in 1958. He then went to Oxford University, and then in 1963, he earned a PhD in philosophy from Harvard University.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook