Quotation by Thomas Nagel

Any reductionist program has to be based on an analysis of what is to be reduced. If the analysis leaves something out, the problem will be falsely posed.
Thomas Nagel (b. 1938), U.S. professor of philosophy (New York University). The Philosophical Review LXXXIII, 4 (October 1974): 437. "What Is It Like to Be a Bat?" Mortal Questions, p. 167. Cambridge University Press (1979).
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