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Thomas Nagel on Darwinism and Subjectivism

The Last Word (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), p. 4.

How is it possible that creatures like ourselves, supplied with the contingent capacities of a biological species whose very existence appears to be radically accidental, should have access to universally valid methods of objective thought? It is because this question seems unanswerable that sophisticated forms of subjectivism keep appearing in the philosophical literature…