Whitman College

Anger: The Most Destructive Emotion

Presented by Dr. Owen Flanagan, Duke University

We live in an orgy of anger. Anger is usually practically ineffective, psychologically destructive, and morally indefensible. James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy from Duke University, Dr. Owen Flanagan will explore
the possibilities for mitigating, moderating, even eliminating anger. Dr. Owen Flanagan is the co-director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy at Duke University. He holds appointments in Psychology and Neuroscience and is a Faculty Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience. His work is in Philosophy of Mind and Psychiatry, Ethics, Moral Psychology, Cross-Cultural Philosophy.

Sponsored by The Robert and Mabel Groseclose Endowed Lecture Fund and the Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Olin, 129

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Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Humanities & Arts, Philosophy


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