Thomas Nagel

1937 - Today

Thomas Nagel

Thomas Nagel (; born July 4, 1937) is an American philosopher. He is a 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 well 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 deontological and 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 627,441 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 592nd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Thomas Nagel ranks 590 out of 1,005Before him are Sivananda Saraswati, Fulbert of Chartres, Axel Honneth, Denis de Rougemont, Abu Yusuf, and Philo of Larissa. After him are Franciscus Patricius, Conrad Celtes, Charles W. Morris, Eugen Fink, Guarino da Verona, and Hans Blumenberg.

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Among people born in 1937, Thomas Nagel ranks 96Before him are Song Hye-rim, Ryutaro Hashimoto, Peter Burke, Hibari Misora, Billy Dee Williams, and Hélène Cixous. After him are Archie Shepp, Francis Veber, Boris Pugo, Edward Fox, Joseph Kobzon, and Anatoly Sobchak.

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Among people born in Serbia, Thomas Nagel ranks 70 out of 329Before him are Irinej, Serbian Patriarch (1930), Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia (1819), Radomir Antić (1948), Petar Stambolić (1912), Živojin Mišić (1855), and Rajko Mitić (1922). After him are Dragan Stojković (1965), Vujadin Boškov (1931), Vuk Drašković (1946), Nadežda Petrović (1873), Vetranio (300), and Milan Milutinović (1942).


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

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