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Flanagan, Owen J.

Works: 31 works in 237 publications in 4 languages and 18,076 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BJ45, 126
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Most widely held works about Owen J Flanagan
Most widely held works by Owen J Flanagan
Dreaming souls sleep, dreams, and the evolution of the conscious mind by Owen J Flanagan( )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new theory about the nature and function of dreaming."--Jacket
The science of the mind by Owen J Flanagan( Book )
42 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucid introduction to the philosophical assumptions and implications of several major psychological theroies. It critically analyzes the theories of such major figures as Descartes, William James, Freud, Skinner, Piaget, and Kohlberg, as well as significant contemporary movements such as cognitive psychology, aritifical intelligence, and sociobiology
Self expressions mind, morals, and the meaning of life by Owen J Flanagan( )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What makes the life of any animal, even one as sophisticated as Homo sapiens, worth anything? What place in a material world is there for God? And if there is no place for a God, then what hold can morality possibly have on us? Why isn't everything allowed? In this trailblazing collection of essays on free will and the human mind, distinguished philosopher Owen Flanagan tackles these questions and more. He pursues the old philosophical project of reconciling a scientific view of ourselves with a view of ourselves as agents of free will and meaning-makers. But he approaches this project from new angles, bringing in the latest insights of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychiatry
Identity, character, and morality essays in moral psychology ( )
23 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many philosophers believe that normative ethics is in principle independent of psychology. By contrast, the authors of these essays explore the interconnections between psychology and moral theory. They investigate the psychological constraints on realizable ethical ideals and articulate the psychological assumptions behind traditional ethics, and they examine the ways in which, morality is affected by the basic architecture of the mind, core emotions, patterns of individual development, social psychology, and the limits on human capacities for rational deliberation
Varieties of moral personality ethics and psychological realism by Owen J Flanagan( )
19 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Flanagan argues in this book for a more psychologically realistic ethical reflection and spells out the ways in which psychology can enrich moral philosophy. Beginning with a discussion of such "moral saints" as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Oskar Shindler, Flanagan charts a middle course between an ethics that is too realistic and socially parochial and one that is too idealistic, giving no weight to our natures
The really hard problem meaning in a material world by Owen J Flanagan( )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If consciousness is "the hard problem" in mind science - explaining how the amazing private world of consciousness emerges from neuronal activity - then "the really hard problem," Owen Flanagan wrties in this book, is explaining how meaning is possible in the material world. How can we make sense of the magic and mystery of life naturalistically, without an appeal to the supernatural? How do we say truthful and enchanting things about being human if we accept the fact that we are finite material beings living in a material world, or, in Flanagan's words, short-lived pieces of organized muscle and tissue?" "Flanagan's answer is both naturalistic and enchanting. We all wish to live in meaningful way, to live a life that really matters, to flourish, to achieve eudaimonia - to be a "happy spirit." Flanagan calls his "empirical-normative" inquiry into the nature, causes, and conditions of human flourishing eudaimonics. Eudaimonics, systematic philosophical investigation that is continuous with science, is the naturalist's response to those who say that science has robbed the world of the meaning that fantastical, wishful stories once provided." "Flanagan draws on philosophy, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and psychology, as well as on transformative mindfulness and self-cultivation practices that come from such nontheistic spiritual traditions as Buddhism, Confucianism, Aristotelianism, and Stoicim. He gathers from these disciplines knowledge that will help us to understand the nature, the causes, and the constituents of well-being and to advance human flourishing. Eudaimonics can help us find out how to make a difference, how to contribute to the accumulation of good effects - how to live a meaningful life."--BOOK JACKET
Consciousness reconsidered by Owen J Flanagan( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bodhisattva's Brain Buddhism Naturalized by Owen J Flanagan( )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The problem of the soul : two visions of mind and how to reconcile them by Owen J Flanagan( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Science has always created problems for traditional ways of seeing things, but now the problem has become acute. Traditional humanistic ideas about the basic nature of humanity are under attack as never before. The very attributes that make us human - free will, the permanence of personal identity, the existence of the soul - are undermined and threatened by the current revolution in the science of the mind. If the mind is the brain, and therefore a physical object subject to deterministic laws, how can we have free will? If most of our thoughts and impulses are unconscious, how can we be morally responsible for what we do? If brains and bodies are constantly undergoing change, how can our identities be constant?" "The Problem of the Soul shows the way out of these seemingly intractable paradoxes. Framing the conflict in terms of two dominant visions of the mind - the "manifest image" of humanistic philosophy and theology, and the scientific image - renowned philosopher Owen Flanagan demonstrates that there is, in fact, common ground, and that we need not give up our ideas of moral responsibility and personal freedom in order to have an empirically sound view of the human mind. With implications ranging from the stem-cell debate and the teaching of evolution to everyday life, this is a profoundly relevant work of philosophy for the common reader."--BOOK JACKET
Narrative and consciousness literature, psychology, and the brain ( )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evocation of narrative as a way to understand the content of consciousness, including memory, autobiography, self, and imagination, has sparked truly interdisciplinary work among psychologists, philosophers, and literary critics. Even neuroscientists have taken an interest in the stories people create to understand themselves, their past, and the world around them. The research presented in this volume should appeal to researchers enmeshed in these problems, as well as the general reader with an interest in the philosophical problem of what consciousness is and how it functions in the everyday world
The nature of consciousness : philosophical debates ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text is an introduction to consciousness which aims to impose structure on the relating philosophical literature. There are sections covering stream of consciousness, theoretical issues, function of consciousness, subjectivity and the explanatory gap, the knowledge argument and qualia
Moral sprouts and natural teleologies : 21st century moral psychology meets classical Chinese philosophy by Owen J Flanagan( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary Western moral philosophy in harmony with classical Chinese philosophy, especially Buddhism
Naturalizing epistemic virtue ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores virtue epistemology as naturalistic and presents new opportunities for work on epistemic abilities, epistemic virtues and cognitive character
Psychologie morale et éthique by Owen J Flanagan( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Almas que sueñan : dormir, soñar y la evolución del pensamiento consciente by Owen J Flanagan( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The robust phenomenology of the stream of consciousness by Owen J Flanagan( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prospects for a unified theory of consciousness or, what dreams are made of by Owen J Flanagan( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical psychopathology: disorders in mind ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anime che sognano : il sonno e l'evoluzione della coscienza by Owen J Flanagan( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conscious inessentialism and the epiphenomentalist suspicion by Owen J Flanagan( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Flanagan Owen
Flanagan, Owen 1949-
Flanagan, Owen J. Jr
Flanagan, Owen Jr
English (219)
Spanish (3)
French (3)
Italian (1)