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The Last Word

This work presents a sustained defence of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals of relativistic claims with respect to language, logic, science and ethics.

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  • "Last word. Allemand"
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  • "If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal - it must work the same way for everyone. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view. To reason is to think systematically in ways that anyone looking on ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this generality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such subjectivism is not just an inconsequential intellectual flourish or badge of theoretical chic. It is exploited to deflect argument and to belittle the pretensions of the arguments of others. The continuing spread of this relativistic way of thinking threatens to make public discourse increasingly difficult and to exacerbate the deep divisions of our society. In The Last Word, Thomas Nagel, one of the most influential philosophers writing in English, presents a sustained defence of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals of relativistic claims with respect to language, logic, science, and ethics.; His work sets a new standard in the debate on this crucially important question and should generate intense interest both within and outside the philosophical community."
  • "Thomas Nagel's timely and vigorous defence of reason has implications as wide-ranging as they are immense. Powerful erudition combined with an enviable clarity makes Nagel one of the most influential philosophers writing in English today."
  • "If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view - principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this universality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such subjectivism is not just an inconsequential intellectual flourish or badge of theoretical chic. It is exploited to deflect argument and to belittle the pretensions of the arguments of others. The continuing spread of this relativistic way of thinking threatens to make public discourse increasingly difficult and unproductive."
  • "This work presents a sustained defence of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals of relativistic claims with respect to language, logic, science and ethics."@en
  • "This work presents a sustained defence of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals of relativistic claims with respect to language, logic, science and ethics."
  • "Quest'opera vuol essere una risposta razionalistica al rifiuto dei soggettivisti di riconoscere l'oggettività della ragione, vale a dire il fatto che la ragione (se esiste) deve necessariamente riflettere principi effettivi la cui validità è indipendente dal punto di vista personale. E' la ragione così intesa a permetterci di elaborare una concezione del mondo in cui noi, le nostre impressioni e le nostre pratiche siamo contenuti, poiché essa non dipende dalla nostra prospettiva personale."

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  • "Livres électroniques"
  • "Electronic books"
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  • "Llibres electrònics"
  • "Controversial literature"@en
  • "Controversial literature"

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  • "The Last word"
  • "La Última palabra"
  • "Das letzte Wort"
  • "A última palavra"@pt
  • "A última palavra"
  • "L'ultima parola : contro il relativismo"
  • "L'ultima parola : contro il relativismo"@it
  • "The Last Word"
  • "The Last Word"@en
  • "La última palabra"@es
  • "The last word"@en
  • "The last word"

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