The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material Worldby Owen Flanagan
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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Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Consciousness Reconsidered and The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World, both published by the MIT Press, and other books.
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Wonderfully insightful. Joy to Read. Boldly inventive. Flanagan has a knack, and this certainly is not the first book in which he has exhibited it, of taking the field of professional philosophy in new directions, and inviting the educated layperson to join in the journey. If you are looking for an intelligent way of being spiritual, without falling from a cliff in California or choking your neurons on religious fundamentalism, this book is the book to read.