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The really hard problem : meaning in a material world

Author: Owen J Flanagan
Publisher: Cambridge : MIT Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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 in a meaningful way--how to live a life that really matters--even as a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen J Flanagan
ISBN: 9780262062640 026206264X
OCLC Number: 213038825
Notes: "A Bradford book."--Page de t.
Description: xiii, 288 p
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Meaningful and enchanted lives : a threat from the human sciences --
Finding meaning in the natural world : the comparative consensus --
Science for monks : Buddhism and science --
Normative mind science : psychology, neuroscience, and the good life --
Neuroscience, happiness, and positive illusions --
Spirituality naturalized : a strong cat without claws.
Responsibility: Owen Flanagan.
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We should be grateful to Flanagan... for he conducts his inquiry with erudition, calm open-mindedness, cautious optimism, and ingenuity. -- Daniel C. Dennett The Philosophical Review The book Read more...

 
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