Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way: We can think about the world in terms that transcend our own experience or interest, and consider the world from a vantage point that is, in Nagel's words, "nowhere in particular." At the same time, each of us is a particular person in a particular place, each with his own "personal" view of the world, a view that we can recognize as just one aspect of the whole. How do we reconcile these two standpoints--intellectually, morally, and practically? To ...

The View from Nowhere 1989, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195056440

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The View from Nowhere 1986, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195036688