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Thomas Nagel

Thomas NagelBorn: 4-Jul-1937
Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Philosopher
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: What is it like to be a bat?

Thomas Nagel's most famous work is "What is it like to be a Bat?" in which he claims that it is impossible to truly know what it is like to be in another's consciousness.

    University: BA, Cornell University (1958)
    University: BPhil, Oxford University (1960)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1963)
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1963-66)
    Professor: Princeton University (1966-80, full professor in 1972)
    Professor: Philosophy and Law, New York University (1980-)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1966
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1980
    Bill Bradley for President
    John Kerry for President
    Kerry Victory 2004
    Obama for America

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Author of books:
The Possibility of Altruism (1970)
The Last Word (1978)
Mortal Questions (1979)
The View from Nowhere (1986)
What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy (1987)
Other Minds: Critical Essays (1995)
The Myth of Ownership (2002)
Concealment and Exposure and Other Essay (2002)

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