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Good book, disappointing typeface
on October 10, 2013
Like Steven's Customer Review, mine also has nothing to do with the content of the book. I don't think there can be any doubt about the excellence of this text and Professor Nagel's standing as one of the greatest philosophers around today. But I have a serious quibble with Cambridge University Press's miserable typeface and printing. Although my copy is the 16th printing (2013), it looks as they have simply used typesetting from the first edition of 1979 and reprinted that as a kind of facsimile copy of the old original book, which strikes me as a cheapskate move. It has a nice new cover and is nicely bound, but I was disappointed to see the printing, something which is not obvious from the Look Inside provided by Amazon. So if this would bother you, as it did me, now you know. I can confirm, however, that my copy doesn't stink!
But rest assured that these papers, all dating back to the Seventies, are top-notch Philosophy and important reading for anyone seriously interested in the study of Philosophy.