Owen Flanagan, PhD

Owen Flanagan, PhD

Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He also holds appointments in Psychology and Neurobiology and is a Faculty Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience. In 1998, he was recipient of the Romanell National Phi Beta Kappa award, given annually to one American philosopher for distinguished contributions to philosophy and the public understanding of philosophy.

Professor Flanagan's research interests include philosophy of mind, cognitive science, contemporary ethical theory, moral psychology, as well as Buddhist and Hindu conceptions of the self. He has lectured extensively around the world and has written many articles, reviews, and contributions to colloquia. His recent books include 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), and The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World, (MIT Press 2007).

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