discussion on the book 'The Mind and the Cosmos' by Thomas Nagel
Author: Lourdes Flamarique and Enrique Moros.
Date of publication: Pamplona, 18 November 2014.
Lourdes Flamarique. Professor at department of Philosophy and Vice-Dean of Office of Academic Affairs of the School of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Navarra. She has participated as an advisor in the editing of Nagel's book.
Enrique Moros. Professor at the School Eclesiastica de Philosophy and member of the group CRYF of the University of Navarra. He is a connoisseur of the analytical philosophical tradition and of the discussion theism-atheism in contemporary Philosophy .
summaryInhis book "La mente y el cosmos. Why the neo-Darwinian materialist conception of nature is almost certainly false". This is the provocative degree scroll of the book that Tomas Nagel has published this year on Spanish. The author's prestige as a philosopher, and his avowed atheism, has meant that this small text has provoked an important discussion because of its content, and because of its great media repercussion. In this seminar room , Professor Flamarique gives a brief introduction to the most relevant points of the book, and Professor Moros also briefly outlines the main criticisms received by the text. These interventions serve as a guide to open a colloquium between the speakers and those attending the seminar room on the topics mentioned.