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13 Topic Pages Found in Philosophy and starting with the letter N
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Nagel, Ernest, 1901-1985

American philosopher, author of The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation (1961) and of Teleology Revisited (1982).

Open Natural Law
Natural Law

theory that some laws are basic and fundamental to human nature and are discoverable by human reason without reference to specific legislative

Open Natural theology
Natural theology

In Christianity, learning about God from creation, using reason alone. In Greek and Roman philosophy, it refers to discourse on the ‘divine’ nature of

Near-death experiences

phenomenon reported by some people who have been clinically dead, then returned to life. Descriptions of the experience differ slightly in detail from

Open Negotiation

Negotiation refers to the communication to reach agreement between two or more conflicting parties. Parties may be, for example, husband and wife,

Open Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism, as the prefix neo suggests, is an old concept that reemerged as a policy response to the crisis of Keynesianism and was made popular by

Open Neoplatonism

( nē´´ōplā'tənĭzəm ), ancient mystical philosophy based on the doctrines of Plato . Considered the last of the great pagan philosophies, it was

New Thought

popular philosophical movement with religious implications; it affirms "the creative power of constructive thinking." A successor of New England

Niebuhr, H. Richard (Helmut Richard), 1894-1962

A notable 20th century Christian ethicist, H. Richard Niebuhr belongs to a theologically oriented family, which includes his brother Reinhold, who

Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971

( rìn'hōld nē'bʊr ), 1892–1971, American religious and social thinker, b. Wright City, Mo. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, he served (1915–28) as