Mind, Morals and the Meaning of Life
By (author) Owen J. Flanagan
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Self Expressions by Owen J. Flanagan
Book DescriptionContinuing the old philosophical project of reconciling a scientific view of ourselves with the view of ourselves as agents of free will and meaning, but bringing to this project the latest insights of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychiatry, Flanagan's collection of essays explores topics such as a scientific explanation of consciousness, the moral socialization of children, and the nature and issues of psychological phenomena such as multiple personality disorder and false memory syndrome.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195126525
(233mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Owen J. Flanagan
Really Hard Problem, Paperback (March 2009)
A noted philosopher proposes a naturalistic (rather than supernaturalistic) way to solve the "really hard problem": how to live in a meaningful way--how to live a life that really matters--even as a finite material being living in a material world.
Narrative and Consciousness, Paperback (July 2003)
The evocation of narrative as a way to understand the content of consciousness has sparked truly interdisciplinary work among psychologists, philosophers and literary critics. The research presented in this volume should appeal to the general reader and researchers enmeshed in these problems.
Problem of the Soul, Paperback (June 2003)
A reconciliation of two conflicting visions of what a person is--one embedded in our humanistic traditions, the other advanced by mind science--from one of the most influential philosophers of our time
Dreaming Souls, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by Owen J. Flanagan
In this text, the author provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a theory about the nature and function of dreaming. Flanagan argues that while sleep has a clear biological function and adaptive value, dreams are merely side effects.
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