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A Superficial Reflection on Nagel’s “Mind and Cosmos”

This post is going to be a sort of a review of Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, but also partially a review of John Dupré’s review of the book and some of my commentary/thoughts.  I’ll be using Dupré’s review as a segue in explaining Nagel’s position, for reasons that will soon be obvious (  Since I have so many thoughts of my own on the topic Nagel covers, I can’t say that this is properly a review, as I won’t be sticking so closely to the text, in analysis.

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