Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy, by Owen Flanagan. ISBN 978-0-87462-185-3. 128 pages. Hardcover. 4.5 x 7.0. Hardcover. LIST PRICE: $15.00
The Aquinas Lecture for 2014
The 2014 Aquinas Lecture, Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy, was delivered on Sunday, February 23, 2014, by Owen J. Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.
Dr. Flanagan received his B.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University in 1978. He taught as Wellesley College from 1977-1993 before moving to Duke University in 1993. He has had Visiting appointments as Distinguished Professor, University of Vienna, the Jack Lynch Visiting Professor, Wake Forest University, a Templeton Distinguished Research Fellow, University of Southern California, Distinguished Fellow in Psychology & Biology of Morality, Dartmouth College, and the John Findlay Distinguished Visiting Professor, Boston University. As a Templeton Distinguished Research Fellow, he gave six lectures on the topic “Human Flourishing in the Age of Mind Science.” In 1998-99, he earned the Romanell Phi Beta Kappa Award, giving three Lectures on “Science and the Human Image.” In addition to his position as Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, he is also Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Professor of Neurobiology, a Faculty Associate at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and an Associate in the Graduate Program in Literature.About the Author.
Dr. Flanagan has been a prolific scholar, having published eight books and edited five others. Among his books are Varieties of Moral Personality (1991), Consciousness Reconsidered (1992), Self Expressions: Mind, Morals and the Meaning of Life (1996), The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World (2008), and The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized (2011). His books have been translated into various languages, including Romanian, French, Italian, Korean, and Spanish. In addition to his books, Dr. Flanagan has published more than seventy journal articles and book chapters on topics as diverse as “Quinean Ethics, “Multiple Identity, Character Transformation, and Self-Reclamation,” “How to Study Consciousness Empirically: The Case of Dreams,” “One Enchanted Being: Neuroexistentialism & Meaning,” “Varieties of Nonnaturalism: Wittgenstein’s Tractatus & the ‘Lecture on Ethics,’” and “Emotional Expressions: Why Moralists Scowl, Frown, and Smile.”