Works by Flanagan, Owen J. (exact spelling)

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  1. Consciousness Reconsidered.Owen J. Flanagan - 1992 - MIT Press.
    Owen Flanagan argues that we are on the way to understanding consciousness and its place in the natural order.
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    The Science of the Mind.Owen J. Flanagan - 1984 - MIT Press.
    Consciousness emerges as the key topic in this second edition of Owen Flanagan's popular introduction to cognitive science and the philosophy of psychology....
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  3. Consciousness.Owen J. Flanagan - 1991 - In The Science of the Mind. MIT Press.
     
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  4. Self Expressions: Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life.Owen J. Flanagan - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    Human beings have the unique ability to consciously reflect on the nature of the self. But reflection has its costs. We can ask what the self is, but as David Hume pointed out, the self, once reflected upon, may be nowhere to be found. The favored view is that we are material beings living in the material world. But if so, a host of destabilizing questions surface. If persons are just a sophisticated sort of animal, then what sense is there (...)
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    Varieties of Moral Personality: Ethics and Psychological Realism.Owen J. Flanagan - 1993 - Harvard University Press.
    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 Schindler, 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.
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  6. Zombies and the Function of Consciousness.Owen J. Flanagan & Thomas W. Polger - 1995 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (4):313-21.
    Todd Moody’s Zombie Earth thought experiment is an attempt to show that ‘conscious inessentialism’ is false or in need of qualification. We defend conscious inessentialism against his criticisms, and argue that zombie thought experiments highlight the need to explain why consciousness evolved and what function(s) it serves. This is the hardest problem in consciousness studies.
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  7. Dreaming Souls: Sleep, Dreams, and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind: Sleep, Dreams, and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind.Owen J. Flanagan - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    What, if anything, do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose? Or are dreams simply meaningless mental noise--"unmusical fingers wandering over the piano keys"? With expertise in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, Owen Flanagan is uniquely qualified to answer these questions. In this groundbreaking work, he provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new theory about the nature (...)
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  8. Multiple Identity, Character Transformation, and Self-Reclamation.Owen J. Flanagan - 1994 - In George Graham & G. Lynn Stephens (eds.), Philosophical Psychopathology. MIT Press.
  9. The Science of Mind.Owen J. Flanagan - 1985 - Ethics 96 (1):195-197.
  10. Consciousness, Adaptation, and Epiphenomenalism.Owen J. Flanagan & Thomas W. Polger - 1998 - In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Consciousness Evolving. John Benjamins.
    Consciousness and evolution are complex phenomena. It is sometimes thought that if adaptation explanations for some varieties of consciousness, say, conscious visual perception, can be had, then we may be reassured that at least those kinds of consciousness are not epiphenomena. But what if other varieties of consciousness, for example, dreams, are not adaptations? We sort out the connections among evolution, adaptation, and epiphenomenalism in order to show that the consequences for the nature and causal efficacy of consciousness are not (...)
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  11. What is the Nature of Morality? A Response to Casebeer, Railton and Ruse.Hagop Sarkissian, Owen J. Flanagan & David Wong - 2007 - In Walter Sinnott Armstrong (ed.), Moral Psychology, Vol.1: The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness. Cambridge, MA, USA: pp. 45-52.
    A response to comments by William Casebeer, Peter Railton, and Michael Ruse on "Naturalizing Ethics" (2007).
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  12. Innate Representations.Jerry Samet & Owen J. Flanagan - 1989 - In Stuart Silvers (ed.), Rerepresentation. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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    Virtue, Sex, and Gender: Some Philosophical Reflections on the Moral Psychology Debate.Owen J. Flanagan Jr - 1982 - Ethics 92 (3):499-512.
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    Quinean Ethics.Owen J. Flanagan Jr - 1982 - Ethics 93 (1):56-74.
  15. The Stream of Consciousness.Owen J. Flanagan - 1992 - In Consciousness Reconsidered. MIT Press.
  16. Self-Expression in Sleep: Neuroscience and Dreams.Owen J. Flanagan - 1996 - In Self-Expressions. Oxford University Press.
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    Impartiality and Particularity.Owen J. Flanagan Jr & Jonathan E. Adler - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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    Dreaming Souls: Sleep, Dreams, and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind: Sleep, Dreams, and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind.Owen J. Flanagan - 2000 - Oup Usa.
    In Dreaming Souls, Owen Flanagan provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new 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, 'free-riders', irrelevant from an evolutionary point of view. But dreams are hardly unimportant. Indeed, Flanagan argues that dreams are self-expressive, the result of our need to find or create meaning, even when we (...)
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  19. The Nature and Function of Consciousness: Lessons From Blindsight.Guven Guzeldere, Owen J. Flanagan & Valerie Gray Hardcastle - 2000 - In Michael S. Gazzaniga (ed.), The New Cognitive Neurosciences: 2nd Edition. MIT Press.
  20. Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain.Gary D. Fireman & Owen J. Flanagan (eds.) - 2003 - Oup Usa.
    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 (...)
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    Consciousness and the Natural Method.Owen J. Flanagan - 1995 - Neuropsychologia 33:1103-15.
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    Prospects for a Unified Theory of Consciousness or, What Dreams Are Made Of.Owen J. Flanagan - 1997 - In Jonathan D. Cohen & Jonathan W. Schooler (eds.), Scientific Approaches to Consciousness. Lawrence Erlbaum. pp. 405--422.
  23. Consciousness, Naturalism and Nagel.Owen J. Flanagan - 1985 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 6 (3):373-90.
     
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  24. Consciousness: A Philosophical Tour.Owen J. Flanagan & Guven Guzeldere - 1997 - In M. Ito, Y. Miyashita & Edmund T. Rolls (eds.), Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Skinnerian Metaphysics and the Problem of Operationism.Owen J. Flanagan - 1980 - Behaviorism 8 (1):1-13.
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    A Reply to Lawrence Kohlberg.Owen J. Flanagan Jr - 1982 - Ethics 92 (3):529-532.
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    A Decade of Teleofunctionalism: Lycan's Consciousness and Consciousness and Experience. [REVIEW]Thomas W. Polger & Owen J. Flanagan - 2001 - Minds and Machines 11 (1):113-126.
    The 1990’s, we’ve been told, were the decade of the brain. But without anyone announcing or declaring, much less deciding that it should be so, the 90’s were also a breakthrough decade for the study of consciousness. (Of course we think the two are related, but that is another matter altogether.) William G. Lycan leads the charge with his 1987 book Consciousness (MIT Press), and he has weighed-in again with Consciousness and Experience (1996, MIT Press). Together these two books put (...)
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  28. Explaining the Evolution of Consciousness: The Other Hard Problem.Thomas W. Polger & Owen J. Flanagan - 1996
    Recently some philosophers interested in consciousness have begun to turn their attention to the question of what evolutionary advantages, if any, being conscious might confer on an organism. The issue has been pressed in recent dicussions involving David Chalmers, Todd Moody, Owen Flanagan and Thomas Polger, Daniel Dennett, and others. The purpose of this essay is to consider some of the problems that face anyone who wants to give an evolutionary explanation of consciousness. We begin by framing the problem in (...)
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    Malcolm and the Fallacy of Behaviorism.Owen J. Flanagan & T. McCreadie-Albright - 1974 - Philosophical Studies 26 (December):425-30.
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  30. Stout, Jeffrey, "The Flight From Authority: Religion, Morality, and the Quest for Autonomy". [REVIEW]Owen J. Flanagan - 1982 - Ethics 93:629.
     
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    Psychoanalysis as a Social Activity.Owen J. Flanagan - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):238-239.
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    Philosophy Seminars and the Interview Method.Owen J. Flanagan - 1974 - Metaphilosophy 5:372.
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    Moral Structures?Owen J. Flanagan - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (3):255-270.