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Thomas Nagel Quotes


An American philosopher.
(1937 - )

Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable.
 

Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
 

Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
 

There is a tendency to seek an objective account of everything before admitting its reality.