Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian
Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False

By Thomas Nagel

Book cover for Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False

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Nagel is one of the world's leading philosophers of mind. Although he is an atheist, he argues that the materialist approach to life and mind has failed to explain consciousness, intentionality, meaning and value. This failure threatens to unravel the entire naturalistic worldview in biology, evolutionary theory and cosmology. We need a new kind of science.


Reviews

"A sharp, lucidly argued challenge to today's scientific worldview."
- Jim Holt, The Wall Street Journal

"An intense philosophical takedown of Neo-Darwinism and scientific materialism. It's a brave and contrarian book. Reminds me of Wittgenstein's remark: 'Even if all our scientific questions are answered, our problem is still not touched at all.'"
- E.L. Doctorow, The New York Times Book Review




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