David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Abstracta 5 (1):16-29 (2009)
In the sixth chapter of The View from Nowhere, Thomas Nagel aims to identify a form of idealism, to isolate the argument for it and to counter this argument. The position that Nagel takes to be idealist is that what there is must be possibly conceivable by us. In this paper, I show that Nagel has not made a convincing case against this position. I then present an alternative case. In light of this alternative case, we have reason to reject an important example that Nagel offers of a contemporary idealist, namely Donald Davidson.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Terence Rajivan Edward (2009). Has Nagel Uncovered a Form of Idealism? Accepted for Sorites 22.
Michael Gorman (2005). Nagasawa Vs. Nagel: Omnipotence, Pseudo-Tasks, and a Recent Discussion of Nagel's Doubts About Physicalism. Inquiry 48 (5):436 – 447.
Richard Double (1983). Nagel's Argument That Mental Properties Are Nonphysical. Philosophy Research Archives 9:217-22.
Scott F. Aikin, Michael Harbour & Robert B. Talisse (2010). Nagel on Public Education and Intelligent Design. Journal of Philosophical Research 35:209-219.
Matthew Ratcliffe (2002). Husserl and Nagel on Subjectivity and the Limits of Physical Objectivity. Continental Philosophy Review 35 (4):353-377.
Shaffarullah Abdul Rahman (2008). Rethinking Nagel. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 42:189-197.
Charles Sayward & Wayne Wasserman (1990). Nagel, Internalism, and Relativism. Journal of Philosophical Research 1990:310-319.
Raphael van Riel (2011). Nagelian Reduction Beyond the Nagel Model. Philosophy of Science 78 (3):353-375.
Larry D. Harwood (1997). The View From Nowhere and the Meaning of Life in Thomas Nagel. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 4 (3):19-23.
Torin Alter (2002). Nagel on Imagination and Physicalism. Journal of Philosophical Research 27:143-58.
Charles Taliaferro (1988). Nagel's Vista or Taking Subjectivity Seriously. Southern Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):393-401.
B. R. Tilghman (1991). What is It Like to Be an Aardvark? Philosophy 66 (July):325-38.
Yujin Nagasawa (2003). Thomas Versus Thomas: A New Approach to Nagel's Bat Argument. Inquiry 46 (3):377-395.
Added to index2011-01-31
Total downloads98 ( #18,937 of 1,699,591 )
Recent downloads (6 months)17 ( #41,170 of 1,699,591 )
How can I increase my downloads?