Thomas Nagel is professor emeritus at New York University.
He studied at Cornell, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught at Berkeley and
Princeton before moving to N.Y.U. His work falls into several fields, including ethics, epistemology, political theory and philosophy of mind. Among his books are The Possibility of Altruism (1970), Mortal Questions (1979), The View from Nowhere (1986), What Does It All Mean? (1987), The Last Word (1997), and Mind and Cosmos (2012).