Thomas Nagel

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Thomas Nagel (; born July 4, 1937) is an American philosopher. He is University Professor of Philosophy and Law, Emeritus, at New York University, where he taught from 1980 to 2016. His main areas of philosophical interest are legal philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics.Nagel is known for his critique of material reductionist accounts of the mind, particularly in his essay "What Is It Like to Be a Bat?" (1974), and for his contributions to liberal moral and political theory in The Possibility of Altruism (1970) and subsequent writings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Nagel has received more than 789,540 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Thomas Nagel is the 517th most popular philosopher (up from 588th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Serbia (up from 70th in 2019) and the most popular Serbian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Thomas Nagel ranks 517 out of 1,089Before him are Harriet Taylor Mill, Pietro d'Abano, Crates of Mallus, Ludwig Büchner, Murray Bookchin, and Huiyuan. After him are Themistius, Mary Parker Follett, Buddhaghosa, Yang Zhu, Ravidas, and Paul Virilio.

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Among people born in 1937, Thomas Nagel ranks 86Before him are Billy Dee Williams, Karel Schwarzenberg, Joseph Nye, Vittorio Brambilla, Rafael Moneo, and Neeme Järvi. After him are Ronald Venetiaan, Tamara Press, Valentin Pavlov, Cüneyt Arkın, Nikolai Kapustin, and Keizō Obuchi.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Thomas Nagel ranks 67 out of 469Before him are Paul Abraham (1892), Draga Mašin (1864), Filip Vujanović (1954), Dušan Simović (1882), Vujadin Boškov (1931), and Radivoj Korać (1938). After him are Bata Živojinović (1933), Vladica Popović (1935), Dragan Stojković (1965), Martin of Braga (520), Velibor Vasović (1939), and Monica Seles (1973).


Among philosophers born in Serbia, Thomas Nagel ranks 1After him are Svetozar Marković (1846).