Context

(Student Guide to World Philosophy)

The View from Nowhere systematically develops a series of ideas that were first advanced in Thomas Nagel’s earlier works—for example, the essays collected in Mortal Questions (1979), especially essays 5, 9, and 11-14. Three chapters of The View from Nowhere are descended from a series of lectures entitled “The Limits of Objectivity,” which were earlier published in The Tanner Lectures on Human Values (volume 1, 1980).