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Meng-Wu Lecture: Owen Flanagan Jr, PhD

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Published on Jun 4, 2015

In this lecture, Owen Flanagan Jr., PhD, presents: “Stoic and Buddhist Views on Elimination of Anger”. This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience.

Owen Flanagan Jr., PhD, is the James B. Duke University Professor at Duke University. He is also Co-director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy. He has had visiting positions at Berkeley, Brandeis, Princeton, Harvard, and La Trobe in Australia, University of Vienna, City University of Hong Kong, 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.

He has lectured on every continent except Antarctica, where however he has been. Besides enjoying writing articles, reviews, and contributing to colloquia, Flanagan has written and edited many books, including The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized (MIT 2011). He is currently finishing a book, The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility, which Oxford will publish.

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