New York University
Department of Philosophy
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Photo of Thomas NagelThomas Nagel
University Professor; Professor of Law; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 

Phone: (212) 998-6225

Fax: (212) 995-4179


Office Hours: By Appointment

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THOMAS NAGEL (B.A. Cornell 1958; B.Phil. Oxford 1960; Ph.D. Harvard 1963), University Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law. He specializes in Political Philosophy, Ethics, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society, and has received Guggenheim, N.S.F., and N.E.H. Fellowships, a Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities, the Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy, the Balzan Prize in Moral Philosophy, and honorary degrees from Oxford, Harvard, and the University of Bucharest. He is the author of The Possibility of Altruism (Oxford, 1970, reprinted Princeton, 1978), Mortal Questions (Cambridge, 1979), The View From Nowhere (Oxford, 1986), What Does It All Mean? (Oxford, 1987), Equality and Partiality (Oxford, 1991), Other Minds (Oxford, 1995), The Last Word (Oxford, 1997), The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice (with Liam Murphy) (Oxford, 2002), Concealment and Exposure (Oxford, 2002), and Secular Philosophy and the Religious Temperament (Oxford 2010).

Online Papers


  • Colloquium in Law and Philosophy (in conjunction with Ronald Dworkin), Fall 2010
  • Proseminar (with Crispin Wright), Spring 2011
  • Colloquium in Law and Philosophy (in conjunction with Ronald Dworkin), Fall 2011
  • Philosophy of Mind, Spring 2011
  • Philosophy of Mind, Spring 2012

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