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Journal Articles

  1. Flanagan, O; Zhao, W (2018). The self and its good vary cross-culturally: A dozen self-variations and Chinese familial selves. Self, Culture and Consciousness: Interdisciplinary Convergences on Knowing and Being, 287-301. [doi]
  2. Flanagan, O; Caruso, G (2018). Neuroexistentialism: Third-wave existentialism. Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience, 1-22. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Tononi, G; Flanagan, O (2018). Philosophy and Science Dialogue: Consciousness. Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 13(3), 332-348. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Gyal, P; Flanagan, O (2017). The role of pain in buddhism: The conquest of suffering. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain, 288-296. [doi]
  5. Flanagan, O (2017). Addiction Doesn’t Exist, But it is Bad for You. Neuroethics, 10(1), 91-98. [doi]  [abs]
  6. Flanagan, O (2016). Negative dialectics in comparative philosophy: The case of Buddhist free will quietism. Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will: Agentless Agency?, 59-71. [doi]
  7. Flanagan, O (2016). Does yoga induce metaphysical hallucinations? Interdisciplinarity at the edge: Comments on Evan Thompson's waking, dreaming, being. Philosophy East and West, 66(3), 952-958. [doi]
  8. Flanagan, O; Sarkissian, H; Wong, D (2016). Naturalizing Ethics. The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism, 16-33. [doi]  [abs]
  9. Flanagan, O; Wallace, H (2016). William James and the problem of consciousness. Consciousness and the Great Philosophers: What would they have said about our Mind-Body Problem?, 152-161. [doi]
  10. Flanagan, O (2015). Foreword, ix-xiv. [doi]
  11. Flanagan, O (2014). BUDDHISM AND THE SCIENTIFIC IMAGE: REPLY TO CRITICS. Zygon(R), 49(1), 242-258. [doi]
  12. Crome, I; Wu, L-T; Rao, RT; Crome, P (2014). Introduction. Naturalized Virtue Epistemology, xxiv-xxv.
  13. Flanagan, O (2014). *It Takes a Metaphysics, Raising Virtuous Buddhists*. *Cultivating Virtue*.  [abs]
  14. Flanagan, O; Hu, J (2014). Han Fei Zi’s Philosophical Psychology: Human Nature, Scarcity, and the Neo-Darwinian Consensus. The State of Nature in Comparative Political Thought: Western and Non-Western Perspectives.
  15. Flanagan, O (2014). Phenomenal Authority: The Epistemic Authority of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Nature of Addiction.  [abs]
  16. Flanagan, O (2014). PERFORMING ONESELF. Philosophy of Creativity.
  17. Flanagan, O (2013). The shame of addiction.. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4, 120. [24115936], [doi]  [abs] [author's comments]
  18. Flanagan, O (2013). The View From the East Pole: Buddhist and Confucian Tolerance. Religion and Tolerance.  [abs]
  19. Flanagan, O (2013). The Social Epistemological Normalization of Contestable Narratives:* Stories of Just Deserts. What Happened In and To Moral Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, 358-375.
  20. Flanagan, O; Geisz, S (2013). Confucian Moral Sources. The Philosophical Challenge from China.
  21. Flanagan, O; Ancell, A; Martin, S; Steenbergen, G (2013). Empiricism and Normative Ethics What do the biology and the psychology of morality have to do with ethics?. Evolved Morality: The Biology & Philosophy of Human Conscience.
  22. Flanagan Jr, O; Lane, T (2013). Neuroexistentialism, Eudaimonics, and Positive Illusions. SYNTHESE Philosophy Library: Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.
  23. Flanagan, O (2013). Buddhism and The Scientific Image. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.
  24. Flanagan, O (2012). Phenomenal and historical selves. Grazer Philosophische Studien: internationale Zeitschrift fuer analytische Philosophie, 84, 217-240.  [abs]
  25. Flanagan, B; Flanagan, O (2012). Anguished Art: Coming Through the Dark to the Light the Hard Way. Blues-Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low, 75-83. [doi]
  26. Einstein, G; Flanagan, O (2012). Sexual Identities and Narratives of Self. Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain, 209-231. [doi]  [abs]
  27. Fairweather, A (2012). Introduction: Naturalized virtue epistemology. Naturalizing Epistemic Virtue, 1-14. [doi]  [abs]
  28. O. Flanagan Jr. & Stephen Martin (2012). Science and the Modest Image of Epistemology. Human.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies 21.  [abs]
  29. Flanagan Jr, O; Ancell, A; Martin, S; Steenbergen, G (2012). What do the Psychology and Biology of Morality have to do with Ethics?: Ethics as Human Ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
  30. Flanagan, O; Hu, J (2011). HAN FEI ZI'S PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN NATURE, SCARCITY, AND THE NEO-DARWINIAN CONSENSUS. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 38(2), 293-316. [doi]
  31. Flanagan, O (2011). Wittgenstein's Ethical Nonnaturalism: An Interpretation of Tractatus 6.41-47 and the 'Lecture on Ethics'. American Philosophical Quarterly, 48(2), 185-198.
  32. Flanagan, O (2011). Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain. Nature, 469(7329), 160-161. [doi]
  33. Flanagan, O (2011). Neuroscience: Knowing and feeling. Nature, 469(7329), 160-161. [doi]
  34. Flanagan, O (2011). Performing Oneself. Philosophy and Creativity.  [abs]
  35. Flanagan, O (2011). My Non-Narrative, Non-Forensic Dasein: The First and Second Self. Self and Consciousness, 214-240.
  36. Paulson, S; Flanagan, O; Bloom, P; Baumeister, R (2011). Quid pro quo: the ecology of the self. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1234, 29-43. [doi]
  37. Flanagan, O (2010). I, hypocrite. New Scientist, 208(2791), 44-44. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  38. Flanagan, O (2010). Neuroexistentialism, with David Barack. EURAMERICA, 40(3).
  39. O. Flanagan Jr. (July, 2010). 1. “What does the Modularity of Ethics have to do with Ethics? Four Moral Sprouts Plus or Minus a Few” with Robert A. Williams, TopiCS (Topics in Cognitive Science)..
  40. Flanagan, O; Williams, RA (2010). What does the modularity of morals have to do with ethics? Four moral sprouts plus or minus a few.. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2(3), 430-453. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  41. Flanagan, O (2010). What is it Like to be an Addict?. Addiction and Responsibility.
  42. Flanagan, O (2009). Can do attitudes: Some positive illusions are not misbeliefs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(6), 519-520. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  43. Flanagan, O (2009). The Literate Ape. New Scientist. [php]
  44. Flanagan, O (2009). The Ego Tunnel. New Scientist. [html]
  45. Flanagan, O (2009). One Enchanted Being: Neuroexistentialism & Meaning. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 44(1), 41-49. [doi]
  46. Flanagan, O (2009). Your mind is more than your brain. New Scientist, 201(2691), 42-43. [html], [doi]  [abs]
  47. Flanagan, O (2009). Ethical expressions: Why moralists scowl, frown and smile. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 413-434. [doi]  [abs]
  48. Flanagan, O (2009). Moral Science? Still Metaphysical After All These Years. Moral Personality, Identity and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology, 52-78. [ojf/Moral]
  49. Flanagan, O (2009). “Buddhist Persons & Eudaimonia Buddha”. Routledge Companion to Philosophical Psychology. [ojf/BuddhistPersons.pdf]
  50. Flanagan, O (2009). Five Questions. Mind & Consciousness.
  51. Flanagan, O (2009). Neuro-Eudaimonics, or Buddhists Lead Neuroscientists to the Seat of Happiness. Oxford Handbook on Philosophy and Neuroscience. [ojf/Ch23Neuro-Eudaimonics.pdf]
  52. Flanagan, O (2009). The Structures of Meaningful Life Stories. Argentinian Journal of Philosophy and Psychology.
  53. FLANAGAN, OWEN (2008). MORAL CONTAGION AND LOGICAL PERSUASION IN THEMOZI《墨子》1. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35(3), 473-491. [doi]
  54. Flanagan, O (2008). The Neural Pathway to the White House. The New Scientist. [mg19826586.300-review-ithe-political-mindi-by-george-lakoff.html]
  55. Flanagan, O (2008). Review: The Political Mind by George Lakoff. New Scientist, 198(2658), 48-49. [doi]  [abs]
  56. Flanagan, O (2008). Consciousness, 176-185. [doi]  [abs]
  57. Flanagan, O (2008). Where is the Happiness. Oxford Companion to Philosophy and Neuroscience.
  58. Flanagan, O (2008). Moral Contagion and Logical Persuasion in the Mozi. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 473-491.
  59. Flanagan, O; Sarkissian, H; Wong, D (2007). "What is the Nature of Morality? A Response to Casebeer, Railton, and Ruse". *Moral Psychology: The Evolution of Morality*, 1, 45-52.
  60. Flanagan, O; Sarkissian, H; Wong, D (2007). Naturalizing Ethics. *Moral Psychology: The Evolution of Morality*, 1, 1-26.
  61. O. Flanagan (Fall, 2006). “The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Neuroscience and Happiness” in. The Buddha’s Way: The Confluence of Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research in the Post-Modern Age: Routledge: Cruzon, London, In Press: Editors, D. K. Nauriyal, Michael Drummond, Y. B. Lal: Forward: His Holiness, XIV Dalai Lama.
  62. Flanagan, O (2006). Varieties of Naturalism. Oxford Companion to Religion and Science.
  63. Flanagan, O (2006). The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Neuroscience and Happiness. The Buddha’s Way: The Confluence of Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research in the Post-Modern Age.
  64. Greene, M; Schill, K; Takahashi, S; Bateman-House, A; Beauchamp, T; Bok, H; Cheney, D; Coyle, J; Deacon, T; Dennett, D; Donovan, P; Flanagan, O; Goldman, S; Greely, H; Martin, L; Miller, E; Mueller, D; Siegel, A; Solter, D; Gearhart, J; McKhann, G; Faden, R (2005). Ethics: Moral issues of human-non-human primate neural grafting.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5733), 385-386. [doi]
  65. Flanagan, O (2003). The colour of happiness. New Scientist, 178(2396), 44.
  66. Flanagan, O (2003). Ethical expressions: Why moralists scowl, frown and smile. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 377-398. [doi]  [abs]
  67. Flanagan, O (2003). Emotional Expressions: Why Moralists Scowl, Frown, and Smile. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin.
  68. Flanagan, O (2003). The Neurobiology of Sexual Self-Consciousness: Mind and the Interplay of Brain and Body. Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain..  [abs]
  69. Flanagan, O (2003). Emotional Expressions. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin.
  70. Polger, T; Flanagan, O (2001). A decade of teleofunctionalism: Lycan's consciousness and consciousness and experience. Minds and Machines, 11(1), 113-126. [doi]  [abs]
  71. Polger, T; Flanagan, O (2001). Natural Questions to Natural Answers. Biology Meets Psychology: Constraints, Connections, Conjectures, 5.
  72. Polger, T; Flanagan, O (2001). Is Consciousness an Adaptation?. Evolving Consciousness.
  73. Flanagan, O (2000). Dreaming is not an adaptation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(6), 936-939. [doi]  [abs]
  74. Hardcastle, VG; Flanagan, O (1999). Multiplex vs. multiples selves: Distinguishing dissociative disorders. The Monist, 82(4), 645-657. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  75. Flanagan, O (1997). Moral Confidence: Three Cheers for Naturalistic Ethics. In The Face of Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship.
  76. Flanagan, O; Guzeldere, G (1997). Consciousness: A Philosophical Tour. Consciousness, Cognition, and Computation.
  77. Flanagan, O (1997). How to Study Consciousness Empirically: The Case of Dreams. Consciousness, Cognition, and Computation.
  78. Flanagan, O (1997). Consciousness as a Pragmatist Views It. The Cambridge Companion to William James.
  79. Flanagan, O; Dryden, D (1997). Consciousness and the Mind. Invitation to Cognitive Science.
  80. Flanagan, O (1996). Ethics Naturalized: Ethics and Human Ecology. Mind and Morals.
  81. Flanagan, O (1996). Moral Network. The Churchlands and Their Critics.
  82. Flanagan, O; Polger, T (1996). Zombies and the Function of Consciousness. The Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2(4).
  83. Flanagan, O (1996). Deconstructing Dreams: The Spandrels of Sleep. Journal of Philosophy, 92(1), 5-27. (Version in Proceedings of Tucson I Conference on Consciousness (MIT Press).). [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  84. Flanagan, O (1996). Prospects For A Unified Theory of Consciousness or, What Dreams are Made Of. Scientific Approaches to the Question of Consciousness: 25th Carnegie Symposium on Cognition.
  85. Flanagan, O (1995). Consciousness and the natural method.. Neuropsychologia, 33(9), 1103-1115. [7501132]  [abs]
  86. O. Flanagan Jr. (1995). "Consciousness". The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  87. Flanagan, O (1995). Multiple Identity, Character Transformation, and Self-Reclamation. Philosophical Psychopathology, 135-162.
  88. Flanagan, O (1995). Behaviorism. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  89. Flanagan, O (1995). D. C. Dennett. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  90. Flanagan, O (1995). Stream of Consciousness. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  91. Flanagan, O (1995). History of the Philosophy of Mind. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  92. Flanagan, O (1995). Consciousness. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  93. Flanagan, O (1995). The Moment of Truth on the Dublin Bridge. South Atlantic Quarterly, 94(2).
  94. FLANAGAN, O (1995). THE MOMENT OF TRUTH ON DUBLIN BRIDGE, A RESPONSE TO PICKERING,ANDREW. South Atlantic Quarterly, 94(2), 467-474.
  95. Jr, OF (1995). "Stream of Consciousness".
  97. FLANAGAN, O (1993). THE MALAISE OF MODERNITY - TAYLOR,C. Ethics, 104(1), 192-194. [doi]
  98. Flanagan, O (1993). Situations and Dispositions. Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, 681-695. ((reprint from Varieties of Moral Personality)).
  99. Flanagan, O (1992). Other Minds, Obligation, and Honesty. Social and Cognitive Factors in Preschoolers’ Deception.
  100. Flanagan, O (1991). Identity, Gender, and Strong Evaluation. Nous, 25(2), 198-198. ((short version of invited address to Central Division of American Philosophical Association)). [2215579], [doi]
  101. Flanagan, O (1991). The modularity of consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 14(3), 446-447. [doi]
  102. Flanagan, O (1990). Virtue and Ignorance. Journal of Philosophy, 87(8), 420-420. [2026736], [doi]
  103. Flanagan, O (1990). Identity and Strong and Weak Evaluation. Identity, Character, and Morality, 37-65.
  104. Flanagan, O (1988). Pragmatism, Ethics, and Correspondence Truth: Response to Gibson and Quine. Ethics, 98(3), 541-549. [2380967], [doi]
  105. Flanagan, O; Jackson, K (1987). Justice, Care, and Gender: The Kohlberg-Gilligan Debate Revisited. Ethics, 97(3), 622-637. (Reprinted in Feminism and Political Theory, ed. Cass R. Sunstein (Chicago, 1990)). [doi]
  106. FLANAGAN, O (1986). MATERIALISM AND IMMATERIALISM - A REPLY TO ROBINSON. Contemporary Psychology: a Journal of Reviews, 31(9), 722-722.
  107. Flanagan, O (1986). Admirable Immorality and Admirable Imperfection. Journal of Philosophy, 83(1), 41-41. [2026466], [doi]
  108. Flanagan, OJ (1986). Psychoanalysis as a social activity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 9(2), 238-239. [doi]
  109. Flanagan, O (1986). Psychoanalysis and Social Practice: A Comment on Grünbaum. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Fall.
  110. FLANAGAN, O (1985). CONSCIOUSNESS, NATURALISM, AND NAGEL. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 6(3), 373-390.
  111. Flanagan, O; Adler, J (1983). Impartiality and Particularity. Social Research, 50(3), 576-596. [40970910], [doi]
  112. Flanagan,, OJ (1982). Quinean Ethics. Ethics, 93(1), 56-74. [2380762], [doi]
  113. Flanagan,, OJ (1982). Virtue, Sex, and Gender: Some Philosophical Reflections on the Moral Psychology Debate. Ethics, 92(3), 499-512. [2380735], [doi]
  114. Flanagan,, OJ (1982). A Reply to Lawrence Kohlberg. Ethics, 92(3), 529-532. [2380737], [doi]
  115. Flanagan, OJ (1982). Moral Structures?. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 12(3), 255-270. [doi]
  116. Flanagan, OJ (1981). Psychology, progress and the problem of reflexivity: a study in the epistemological foundations of psychology.. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 17, 375-386. [doi]
  117. Flanagan, O (1980). Skinnerian Metaphysics and the Problem of Operationism. Behaviorism, 8(1), 1-13. [27758948], [doi]
  118. Flanagan, OJ; McCreadie-Albright, T (1974). Malcolm and the fallacy of behaviorism. Philosophical Studies, 26(5-6), 425-430. [doi]


  1. Caruso, G; Flanagan, O (2018). Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, morals, and purpose in the age of neuroscience. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Flanagan, O (2017). Foreword: Cross-cultural philosophy and the moral project. [doi]
  3. O. Flanagan Jr. (2014). MORAL SPROUTS AND NATURAL TELEOLOGIES 21st CENTURY MORAL PSYCHOLOGY MEETS CLASSICAL CHINESE PHILOSOPHY.. Marquette University Press.  (Monograph pp. 120 for Aquinas Lecture Series.)
  4. Flanagan, O (2014). Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleology: 21st century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy.. Marquette University Press.  [abs]
  5. Abrol Fairweather & O. Flanagan Jr. (Eds.) (2013). Naturalized Virtue Epistemology.. Cambridge University Press.
  6. Fireman, GD; McVay, TE; Flanagan, OJ (2012). Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain.. Oxford University Press. [doi]  [abs]
  7. Fairweather, A (2012). Naturalizing epistemic virtue.. Cambridge University Press. [doi]  [abs]
  8. O. Flanagan Jr. (October, 2011). The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized (paper 2013).. MIT PRESS.
  9. Flanagan, O (2011). The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized.. M I T PRESS.
  10. O. Flanagan (Fall, 2007). The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World.. MIT Press.  [author's comments]
  11. Flanagan, O (2007). The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World.. M I T PRESS.
  12. (2003). Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain. Eds. Gary Fireman, Ted McVay, and Owen Flanagan.. Oxford University Press.  [abs] [author's comments]
  13. Flanagan, O (2003). The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them.. Basic Books.
  14. Flanagan, O (2003). Almas Que Suenan.. Oceano.  [abs]
  15. Flanagan, O (1999). Dreaming Souls.. Oxford University Press.
  16. Flanagan, O (1996). Self Expressions: Mind, Morals and the Meaning of Life.. Oxford University Press.
  17. Flanagan, O (1992). Consciousness Reconsidered.. M I T PRESS.
  18. Flanagan, O (1991). Varieties of Moral Personality: Ethics and Psychological Realism.. Harvard University Press.
  19. Flanagan, O (1984). The Science of the Mind.. M I T PRESS.  (2nd edition 1991.)

Book Reviews

  1. O. Flanagan Jr. (2012). [Kristján Kristjánsson The Self and Its Emotions Kristján Kristjánsson, The Self and Its Emotions, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 288pp., ISBN 9780521114783.]. NOTRE DAME PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEWS. [available here]
  2. O. Flanagan Jr. (April, 2011). [SISSELA BOK Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science]. Notre Dame Review of Books.
  3. O. Flanagan Jr. (March 21, 2009). [The Ego Tunnel]. New Scientist.
  4. O. Flanagan Jr. (2009). [“The Literate Ape,” New Scientist November 23, 2009].
  5. O. Flanagan Jr. (2009). [“The Left Brain Conspiracy,” New Scientist, December 9, 2009].

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