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The really hard problem : meaning in a material world

Author: Owen J Flanagan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A noted philosopher proposes a naturalistic (rather than supernaturalistic) way to solve the "really hard problem": how to live a life that really matters-even as a finite material being living in a material world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Flanagan, Owen J.
Really hard problem.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007002664
(OCoLC)80917086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Owen J Flanagan
ISBN: 9780262272803 0262272806 9781435605602 1435605608 9780262262750 0262262754 1282099450 9781282099456 0262512483 9780262512480 9786612099458 6612099453
OCLC Number: 180899283
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Meaningful and enchanted lives: a threat from the human sciences? --
2. Finding meaning in the natural world: the comparative consensus --
3. Science for monks: buddhism and science --
4. Normative mind science? psychology, neuroscience, and the good life --
5. Neuroscience, happiness, and positive illusions --
6. Spirituality naturalized? ``a strong cat without claws''.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: Owen Flanagan.

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