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Read Nagel’s article. (attached is the textbook that Nagels article is in; starting on page 356)
Summarize Nagel’s main argument. In your summary, make sure to include:
What Nagel’s major conclusion is to his argument — what is he trying to show the reader?
What is the significance of the bat example? What is the significance of his overall argument?
Make one connection between Nagel’s discussion and a different topic or reading in the course. Explain this connection. (Please make the connection to David Chalmers “The Hard Problem of Consciousness” starting on page 384)
How might it be related to every day life, our society, or our politics?
What is Nagel’s proposal at the end of his article? Do you think it is feasible?
Propose one major objection to Nagel’s argument. Identify one potential problem with Nagel’s argument and explain why you think it is a problem.
No outside sources: It should be your own interpretation of the material.
Formatting Requirements: Please follow the guidelines below.
Have a formal heading.
Have page numbers.
Be in a standard 11-12 size font.
Have standard margins.
Be 4-6 pages long.
Be double spaced.