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Journal Articles

  1. 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]
  2. Flanagan, O (2017). Addiction Doesn’t Exist, But it is Bad for You. Neuroethics, 10(1), 91-98. [doi]
  3. 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]
  4. Flanagan, O; Sarkissian, H; Wong, D (2016). Naturalizing Ethics. The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism, 16-33. [doi]  [abs]
  5. 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]
  6. Flanagan, O (2016). Does Yoga Induce Metaphysical Hallucinations?: Interdisciplinarity at the Edge: Comments on Evan Thompson’s Waking, Dreaming, Being. Philosophy East and West: a quarterly of comparative philosophy, 66(3), 952-958. [doi]
  7. Flanagan, O (2015). Foreword, ix-xiv. [doi]
  8. Flanagan, O (2014). BUDDHISM AND THE SCIENTIFIC IMAGE: REPLY TO CRITICS. Zygon, 49(1), 242-258. [doi]
  9. Flanagan, O (2013). The View From the East Pole: Buddhist and Confucian Tolerance. Religion and Tolerance.  [abs]
  10. 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.
  11. Flanagan Jr, O; Lane, T (2013). Neuroexistentialism, Eudaimonics, and Positive Illusions. SYNTHESE Philosophy Library: Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.
  12. Flanagan, O (2012). Phenomenal and historical selves. Grazer Philosophische Studien: internationale Zeitschrift fuer analytische Philosophie, 84, 217-240.  [abs]
  13. 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]
  14. Einstein, G; Flanagan, O (2012). Sexual Identities and Narratives of Self. Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain. [doi]  [abs]
  15. Fairweather, A (2012). Introduction: Naturalized virtue epistemology. Naturalizing Epistemic Virtue, 1-14. [doi]  [abs]
  16. O. Flanagan Jr. & Stephen Martin (2012). Science and the Modest Image of Epistemology. Human.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies 21.  [abs]
  17. Flanagan Jr, O; Ancell, A; Martin, S; Steenbergen, G (In Press 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.
  18. Flanagan, O; Hu, J (June, 2011). HAN FEI ZI'S PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN NATURE, SCARCITY, AND THE NEO-DARWINIAN CONSENSUS. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 38(2), 293-316. [doi]
  19. Flanagan, O (April, 2011). Wittgenstein's Ethical Nonnaturalism: An Interpretation of Tractatus 6.41-47 and the 'Lecture on Ethics'. American philosophical quarterly, 48(2), 185-198.
  20. Flanagan, O (2011). Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain. Nature, 469(7329), 160-161. [doi]
  21. Flanagan, O (2011). Neuroscience: Knowing and feeling. Nature, 469(7329), 160-161. [doi]
  22. Flanagan, O (2011). Performing Oneself. Philosophy and Creativity.  [abs]
  23. Flanagan, O (2011). My Non-Narrative, Non-Forensic Dasein: The First and Second Self. Self and Consciousness, 214-240.
  24. 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]
  25. Flanagan, O (September 2010). Neuroexistentialism, with David Barack. EURAMERICA, 40(3).
  26. 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)..
  27. 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]
  28. Flanagan, O (2010). What is it Like to be an Addict?. Addiction and Responsibility.
  29. Flanagan, O (2009). "Can do" attitudes: Some positive illusions are not misbeliefs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(6), 519-+. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  30. Flanagan, O (2009). The Literate Ape. New Scientist. [php]
  31. Flanagan, O (2009). The Ego Tunnel. New Scientist. [html]
  32. Flanagan, O (March, 2009). One Enchanted Being: Neuroexistentialism & Meaning. Zygon, 44(1), 41-49. [doi]
  33. Flanagan, O (2009). Ethical expressions: Why moralists scowl, frown and smile. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 413-434. [doi]  [abs]
  34. Flanagan, O (2009). Moral Science? Still Metaphysical After All These Years. Moral Personality, Identity and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology, 52-78. [ojf/Moral]
  35. Flanagan, O (2009). “Buddhist Persons & Eudaimonia Buddha”. Routledge Companion to Philosophical Psychology. [ojf/BuddhistPersons.pdf]
  36. Flanagan, O (2009). Five Questions. Mind & Consciousness.
  37. Flanagan, O (2009). Neuro-Eudaimonics, or Buddhists Lead Neuroscientists to the Seat of Happiness. Oxford Handbook on Philosophy and Neuroscience. [ojf/Ch23Neuro-Eudaimonics.pdf]
  38. Flanagan, O (2009). The Structures of Meaningful Life Stories. Argentinian Journal of Philosophy and Psychology.
  39. Flanagan, O (2008). Moral contagion and logical persuasion in the 'Mozi' (sic). Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35(3), 473-491. [doi]
  40. Flanagan, O (July, 2008). The Neural Pathway to the White House. The New Scientist. [mg19826586.300-review-ithe-political-mindi-by-george-lakoff.html]
  41. Flanagan, O (2008). Review: The Political Mind by George Lakoff. New scientist (1971), 198(2658), 48-49. [doi]
  42. Flanagan, O (2008). Where is the Happiness. Oxford Companion to Philosophy and Neuroscience.
  43. Flanagan, O (2008). Moral Contagion and Logical Persuasion in the Mozi. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 473-491.
  44. 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.
  45. Flanagan, O; Sarkissian, H; Wong, D (2007). Naturalizing Ethics. *Moral Psychology: The Evolution of Morality*, 1, 1-26.
  46. 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.
  47. Flanagan, O (Winter, 2006). Varieties of Naturalism. Oxford Companion to Religion and Science.
  48. 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.
  49. 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 (2005-2006). Moral issues of human-non-human primate neural grafting. Science, 309(5733), 385-386. [doi]
  50. Flanagan, O (2003). The colour of happiness. New scientist (1971), 178(2396), 44.
  51. Flanagan, O (2003). Ethical expressions: Why moralists scowl, frown and smile. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 377-398. [doi]  [abs]
  52. Flanagan, O (2003). Emotional Expressions: Why Moralists Scowl, Frown, and Smile. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin.
  53. Flanagan, O (Spring, 2003). The Neurobiology of Sexual Self-Consciousness: Mind and the Interplay of Brain and Body. Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain..  [abs]
  54. Flanagan, O (Spring 2003). Emotional Expressions. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin.
  55. 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]
  56. Polger, T; Flanagan, O (2001). Natural Questions to Natural Answers. Biology Meets Psychology: Constraints, Connections, Conjectures, 5.
  57. Polger, T; Flanagan, O (2001). Is Consciousness an Adaptation?. Evolving Consciousness.
  58. Flanagan, O (2000). Dreaming is not an adaptation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(6), 936-+. [doi]
  59. Hardcastle, VG; Flanagan, O (1999). Multiplex vs. multiples selves: Distinguishing dissociative disorders. The Monist, 82(4), 645-657. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  60. Flanagan, O (1997). Moral Confidence: Three Cheers for Naturalistic Ethics. In The Face of Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship.
  61. Flanagan, O; Guzeldere, G (1997). Consciousness: A Philosophical Tour. Consciousness, Cognition, and Computation.
  62. Flanagan, O (1997). How to Study Consciousness Empirically: The Case of Dreams. Consciousness, Cognition, and Computation.
  63. Flanagan, O (1997). Consciousness as a Pragmatist Views It. The Cambridge Companion to William James.
  64. Flanagan, O; Dryden, D (1997). Consciousness and the Mind. Invitation to Cognitive Science.
  65. Flanagan, O (1996). Ethics Naturalized: Ethics and Human Ecology. Mind and Morals.
  66. Flanagan, O (1996). Moral Network. The Churchlands and Their Critics.
  67. Flanagan, O; Polger, T (1996). Zombies and the Function of Consciousness. The Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2(4).
  68. 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.
  69. Flanagan, O (1995). Consciousness and the natural method.. Neuropsychologia, 33(9), 1103-1115. [7501132]  [abs]
  70. FLANAGAN, O (January, 1995). DECONSTRUCTING DREAMS - THE SPANDRELS OF SLEEP. The journal of philosophy, 92(1), 5-27. (Version in Proceedings of Tucson I Conference on Consciousness (MIT Press).). [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  71. O. Flanagan Jr. (1995). "Consciousness". The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  72. Flanagan, O (1995). Multiple Identity, Character Transformation, and Self-Reclamation. Philosophical Psychopathology, 135-162.
  73. Flanagan, O (1995). Behaviorism. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  74. Flanagan, O (1995). D. C. Dennett. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  75. Flanagan, O (1995). Stream of Consciousness. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  76. Flanagan, O (1995). History of the Philosophy of Mind. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  77. Flanagan, O (1995). Consciousness. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
  78. Flanagan, O (1995). The Moment of Truth on the Dublin Bridge. South Atlantic Quarterly, 94(2).
  79. Jr, OF (1995). "Consciousness".
  80. FLANAGAN, O (1995). THE MOMENT OF TRUTH ON DUBLIN BRIDGE, A RESPONSE TO PICKERING,ANDREW. SAQ: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 94(2), 467-474.
  81. Jr, OF (1995). "Stream of Consciousness".
  83. FLANAGAN, O (1993). THE MALAISE OF MODERNITY - TAYLOR,C. Ethics, 104(1), 192-194. [doi]
  84. Flanagan, O (1993). Situations and Dispositions. Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, 681-695. ((reprint from Varieties of Moral Personality)).
  85. Flanagan, O (1992). Other Minds, Obligation, and Honesty. Social and Cognitive Factors in Preschoolers’ Deception.
  86. Flanagan, O (1991). The modularity of consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 14(03), 446-447. [doi]
  87. 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]
  88. Flanagan, O (1990). Virtue and Ignorance. The journal of philosophy, 87(8), 420-420. [2026736], [doi]
  89. Flanagan, O (1990). Identity and Strong and Weak Evaluation. Identity, Character, and Morality, 37-65.
  90. Flanagan, O (April, 1988). Pragmatism, Ethics, and Correspondence Truth: Response to Gibson and Quine. Ethics, 98(3), 541-549. [2380967], [doi]
  91. Flanagan, O; Jackson, K (April, 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]
  92. FLANAGAN, O (1986). MATERIALISM AND IMMATERIALISM - A REPLY TO ROBINSON. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 31(9), 722-722.
  93. Flanagan, OJ (1986). Psychoanalysis as a social activity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 9(02), 238-238. [doi]
  94. Flanagan, O (Fall, 1986). Psychoanalysis and Social Practice: A Comment on Grünbaum. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Fall.
  95. Flanagan, O (1986). Admirable Immorality and Admirable Imperfection. The journal of philosophy, 83(1), 41-60. [2026466], [doi]
  96. FLANAGAN, O (1985). CONSCIOUSNESS, NATURALISM, AND NAGEL. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 6(3), 373-390.
  97. Flanagan, O; Adler, J (September, 1983). Impartiality and Particularity. Social research, 50(3), 576-596. [40970910], [doi]
  98. Flanagan,, OJ (October, 1982). Quinean Ethics. Ethics, 93(1), 56-74. [2380762], [doi]
  99. Flanagan, OJ (October, 1982). Moral Structures?. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 12(3), 255-270. [doi]
  100. Flanagan,, OJ (April, 1982). Virtue, Sex, and Gender: Some Philosophical Reflections on the Moral Psychology Debate. Ethics, 92(3), 499-512. [2380735], [doi]
  101. Flanagan,, OJ (April, 1982). A Reply to Lawrence Kohlberg. Ethics, 92(3), 529-532. [2380737], [doi]
  102. 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]
  103. Flanagan, O (1980). Skinnerian Metaphysics and the Problem of Operationism. Behaviorism, 8(1), 1-13. [27758948], [doi]
  104. Flanagan, OJ; McCreadie-Albright, T (1974). Malcolm and the fallacy of behaviorism. Philosophical Studies, 26(5-6), 425-430. [doi]

Papers Published

  1. 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.
  2. Flanagan, O (2014). Phenomenal Authority: The Epistemic Authority of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Nature of Addiction.  [abs]
  3. Flanagan, O (2014). PERFORMING ONESELF. Philosophy of Creativity.
  4. Flanagan, O (2013). The shame of addiction.. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4, 120. [24115936], [doi]  [abs] [author's comments]


  1. 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.)
  2. Flanagan, O (2014). Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleology: 21st century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy.. Marquette University Press.  [abs]
  3. (2014). Virtue Epistemology Naturalized.. Cambridge University Press.
  4. Abrol Fairweather & O. Flanagan Jr. (Eds.) (2013). Naturalized Virtue Epistemology.. Cambridge University Press.
  5. Fireman, GD; McVay, TE; Flanagan, OJ (2012). Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain. [doi]  [abs]
  6. Fairweather, A (2012). Naturalizing epistemic virtue. [doi]  [abs]
  7. O. Flanagan Jr. (October, 2011). The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized (paper 2013).. MIT PRESS.
  8. Flanagan, O (2011). The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized.. MIT Press.
  9. O. Flanagan (Fall, 2007). The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World.. MIT Press.  [author's comments]
  10. Flanagan, O (2007). The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World.. MIT Press.
  11. (2003). Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain. Eds. Gary Fireman, Ted McVay, and Owen Flanagan.. Oxford University Press.  [abs] [author's comments]
  12. Flanagan, O (2002). The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them.. Basic Books.
  13. Flanagan, O (2003). Almas Que Suenan.. Oceano.  [abs]
  14. Flanagan, O (Fall, 1999). Dreaming Souls.. Oxford University Press.
  15. (1998). The Nature of Consciousness.. MIT Press.
  16. Flanagan, O (1996). Self Expressions: Mind, Morals and the Meaning of Life.. Oxford University Press.
  17. Flanagan, O (1992). Consciousness Reconsidered.. MIT Press.
  18. Flanagan, O (1991). Varieties of Moral Personality: Ethics and Psychological Realism.. Harvard University Press.
  19. (1990). Identity, Character, and Morality: Essays in Moral Psychology.. MIT Press.
  20. Flanagan, O (1984). The Science of the Mind.. MIT Press.  (2nd edition 1991.)

Papers Accepted

  1. Crome, I; Wu, L-T; Rao, RT; Crome, P (2014). Introduction. Naturalized Virtue Epistemology, xxiv-xxv.
  2. Flanagan, O (2014). *It Takes a Metaphysics, Raising Virtuous Buddhists*. *Cultivating Virtue*.  [abs]
  3. Flanagan, O; Geisz, S (2013). Confucian Moral Sources. The Philosophical Challenge from China.
  4. 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.
  5. Flanagan, O (2013). Buddhism and The Scientific Image. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.

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. Flanagan, O (18 december 2010). [I, hypocrite]. New scientist (1971), 208(2791), 44-44. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  4. O. Flanagan Jr. (March 21, 2009). [The Ego Tunnel]. New Scientist.
  5. Flanagan, O (January 17, 2009). [Your mind is more than your brain]. New scientist (1971), 201(2691), 42-43. [html], [doi]
  6. O. Flanagan Jr. (2009). [“The Literate Ape,” New Scientist November 23, 2009].
  7. O. Flanagan Jr. (2009). [“The Left Brain Conspiracy,” New Scientist, December 9, 2009].

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