Owen Flanagan  

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Owen Flanagan (born 1949) is the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University. Flanagan has done work in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of social science, ethics, contemporary ethical theory, moral psychology, as well as on Buddhist and Hindu conceptions of the self.


  • The Science of the Mind (MIT Press, 1984; 2nd edition, 1991)
  • Identity, Character, and Morality: Essays in Moral Psychology (MIT Press, 1990)
  • Varieties of Moral Personality: Ethics and Psychological Realism (Harvard University Press, 1991)
  • Consciousness Reconsidered (MIT Press, 1992)
  • Self Expressions: Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life (Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • The Nature of Consciousness (MIT Press, 1998)
  • Dreaming Souls: Sleep, Dreams, and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind (Oxford University, 1999)
  • Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain (Oxford University Press, 2002)
  • The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them (Basic 2002)
  • The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World (MIT Press 2007)
  • The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized (MIT Press 2011)

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