Books Thomas Nagel Books by Thomas Nagel Thomas Nagel has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Thomas Nagel Where does the mind fit within the cosmos? Are they separate, intertwined or one and the same? F. Comeron/ESO hide caption toggle caption F. Comeron/ESO Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Is There A Place For The Mind In Physics? Part I January 29, 2013 Is your Mind real, or just an afterthought in the life of your brain? What if the Mind was something as real as Space and Time and Higgs Bosons? Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Arguing The Nature Of Values October 30, 2012 Can there be knowledge of right and wrong? Or is the idea that values can be the object of knowledge a grand illusion? Thomas Nagel, in his new book, comes down solidly on one side of this argument. Commentator Alva Noë weighs in with his thoughts. Do we really understand what's happening here? Ian Waldie/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ian Waldie/Getty Images Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Are The Mind And Life Natural? October 12, 2012 Can natural science find a place for us in its vision of the cosmos? Thomas Nagel, in a new book, demands we take this question seriously. He is right to do so.