Owen Flanagan

 

On his book The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized

Cover Interview of December 05, 2011

Lastly

I would like the book to undermine glib claims about neuroscience and what it can show or reveal about what really matters for human flourishing, namely, living with worthy aims and in excellent social relations.  I would like it if it made my fellow analytic philosophers appreciated what a rich theory “Buddhism naturalized” is, and if the book made them more receptive to doing comparative work and searching for wisdom, and less inclined to pedantic professionalism.