"Flourishing: Lessons from Comparative Philosophy and the Human Sciences"

A talk by Duke University's Dr. Owen Flanagan, Jr.

POUGHKEEPSIE - On Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m., the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will present Dr. Owen Flanagan, Jr., the James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology and Philosophy at Duke University, who will speak on "Flourishing: Lessons from Comparative Philosophy and the Human Sciences," in the Hancock Center's Kondysar Presentation Room, 2023. The event is free and open to the publicFlanagan

Dr. Flanagan is a leading figure today working in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, moral psychology, and comparative philosophy. He is the author of eight books, including, The Bodhisattva's Brain: Comparative Neurophilosophy and Selfless Persons (MIT Press, 2011); The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them (Basic Books, 2003); Self-Expressions: Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life (Oxford University Press, 1996); and Varieties of Moral Personality: Ethics and Psychological Realism (Harvard University Press, 1991).

Dr. Flanagan is a Faculty Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience and a steering committee member of the "Philosophy, Arts, and Literature" (PAL) program, and an Affiliate of the Graduate Program in Literature. He has also had visiting positions at Berkeley, Brandeis, Princeton, Harvard, and La Trobe in Australia University of Vienna as well as several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1993-94 Flanagan was President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. 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.

Dr. Flanagan received his B.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University.