Monday, August 19, 2013

Does Thomas Nagel Say Anything about "Evidence"?

Does Thomas Nagel's recent theorizing about "materialism" (see below for the link to his summary) say anything about the nature of evidence? I believe it does. Cf. Part III of P. Tillers, Are There Universal Principles or Forms of Evidential Inference?

Go thou and read Thomas Nagel, The Core of 'Mind and Cosmos' NYTimes (August 18, 2013)!

Nagel's introduction to his summary:

This is a brief statement of positions defended more fully in my book “Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False,” which was published by Oxford University Press last year. Since then the book has attracted a good deal of critical attention, which is not surprising, given the entrenchment of the world view that it attacks. It seemed useful to offer a short summary of the central argument.

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