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Thomas Nagel

Prix Balzan 2008 pour la philosophie morale

Pour ses contributions fondamentales et novatrices à la théorie éthique contemporaine, tant dans le cadre des choix personnels et individuels que dans celui des choix collectifs et sociaux. Pour la profondeur et la cohérence de son originale perspective philosophique, centrée sur la tension essentielle entre un point de vue objectif et impersonnel et un point de vue subjectif et personnel. Pour l’originalité et la richesse de son approche philosophique de quelques-uns des plus importants problèmes de vie quotidienne.

Biographical and Bibliographical Data

THOMAS NAGEL was born on 4 July, 1937, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), and has been a U.S. citizen since 1944.

He is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University, where he has taught since 1980.

He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1958, a B.Phil. from Oxford University in 1960, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1963 under the supervision of John Rawls. Before settling in New York, Thomas Nagel taught briefly at the University of California, Berkeley (from 1963 to 1966) and at Princeton University (from 1966 to 1980).

A recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2006, he received an Honorary D.Litt. from Oxford University and the Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in 2008.

In 2006, he was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Among his works, most of which are available in many languages, the following should be mentioned:

– The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice (with Liam Murphy), Oxford University Press, 2002

– Concealment and Exposure and Other Essays, Oxford University Press, 2002

– The Last Word, Oxford University Press, 1997

– Other Minds: Critical Essays, 1969-1994, Oxford University Press, 1995

– Equality and Partiality, Oxford University Press, 1991

– What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1987

– The View from Nowhere, Oxford University Press, 1986

– Mortal Questions, Cambridge University Press, 1979

– The Possibility of Altruism, Oxford University Press, 1970.

(ottobre 2008)

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