Professor FLANAGAN, Owen
Ph. D., Philosophy, Boston University, 1978; B. A., Philosophy, Fordham University, 1970
Owen Flanagan (Ph.D. 1978, Boston University) is Honorary Professor in the Department of Public Policy from 1 July 2015 and concurrently the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He went to Duke as chair of the department in 1993, a post he held until 1999. He also holds appointments in Psychology and is a Faculty Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience and a steering committee member of the "Philosophy, Arts, and Literature" (PAL) program, and an Affiliate of the Graduate Program in Literature.
He has had visiting positions at Berkeley, Brandeis, 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.