WorldCat Identities

Hirstein, William

Works: 13 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 3,503 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: RC569.5.D44, 153
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Hirstein
Brain fiction : self-deception and the riddle of confabulation by William Hirstein( )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on amnesia, anosognosia, Anton's syndrome, autism, Capgras' syndrome, Cotard's syndrome, denial, emotion, Fregoli's syndrome, hypothalamus, Korsakoff's amnesia, Korsakoff's syndrome, limbic system, lying, memory, mirror image syndome, orbitofrontal cortex, etc
Mindmelding : consciousness, neuroscience, and the mind's privacy by William Hirstein( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this controversial book, William Hirstein argues that it is possible for one person to directly experience the conscious states of another, by way of what he calls mindmelding. Drawing on a range of research from neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, he presents a highly original account of consciousness
Confabulation : views from neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and philosophy( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When people confabulate, they make a false claim that they honestly believe is true. The book contains countless fascinating examples of confabulatory behaviour - people falsely recalling events from their childhood, the subject who was partially blind but insisted he could see, the amputee convinced that he retained all his limbs, to the patient who believed that his own parents had been replaced by imposters. Though confabulations can result from neurological damage, they can also appear in perfectly healthy people. Yet, how can confabulators so often appear to be of sound mind, yet not see their own errors? This book brings together some of the most advanced thinking on confabulation in neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and philosophy, in an attempt to understand this phenomenon; what are the clinical symptoms of each type of confabulation? Which brain functions are damaged in clinical confabulators? What are the neuropsychological characteristics of each type? What causes confabulation in healthy individuals? One reason why the study of confabulation is important is that there is wide agreement that the malfunctions that produce confabulation are malfunctions in significant, high-level cognitive processes. With contributions from a range of leading psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and philosophers, the book develops an interdisciplinary dialogue that promises to increase our understanding of confabulatory neurological patients, and perhaps help us better understand memory, consciousness, and human nature itself"--Publisher description
Responsible brains : neuroscience, law, and human culpability by William Hirstein( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the relationship between the brain and culpability that offers a comprehensive neuroscientific theory of human responsibility. When we praise, blame, punish, or reward people for their actions, we are holding them responsible for what they have done. Common sense tells us that what makes human beings responsible has to do with their minds and, in particular, the relationship between their minds and their actions. Yet the empirical connection is not necessarily obvious. The "guilty mind" is a core concept of criminal law, but if a defendant on trial for murder were found to have serious brain damage, which brain parts or processes would have to be damaged for him to be considered not responsible, or less responsible, for the crime? What mental illnesses would justify legal pleas of insanity?
On Searle by William Hirstein( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Churchlands by William Hirstein( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive science : an introduction to mind and brain by Daniel Kolak( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive Science is a major new guide to the central theories and problems in the study of the mind and brain. The authors clearly explain how and why cognitive science aims to understand the brain as a computational system that manipulates representations. They identify the roots of cognitive science in Descartes- who argued that all knowledge of the external world is filtered through some sort of representation- and examine the present-day role of artificial intelligence, computing, psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience
The problem of self-belief by William Hirstein( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child Soldiers, Executive Functions, and Culpability by Tyler K Fagan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Computers, understanding, and searle by William Hirstein( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the Churchlands by William Hirstein( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is an introductory essay on the Churchlands' philosophy; it combines exposition of their views with analysis and criticism. It is meant to be accessible to the newcomer, while still begin of interest to the expert.-Pref
On churchlands by William Hirstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My strange brain :( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The third in a four-part series which looks at the lives of people with unusual neurological conditions. This part features Charles who suffered brain damage following an incident with a jewellery thief. He now believes the whole incident came about as a result of MI6 chasing an international jewellery thief. He suffers from a rare memory disorder known as confabulation in which the memory invents stories to fill in its gaps. Cathy in the US also suffers from a form of confabulation known as Capgras syndrome. She doesn't believe her husband of 31 years, Sheldon, is her husband or that their two children are her children. She believes they have been replaced by imposters. Philip has perfect vision but can't tell you the name of anything he's looking at, nor can he recognise faces, even a picture of his own face. He had a serious car accident, leaving him with damage to his left temporal lobe resulting in an inability to link what he sees to what he knows. Terence has repeated, sudden, hallucinations of terrifying visions such as floating heads. He suffers from Charles Bonnet syndrome, a form of retinitis pigmentosa
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Brain fiction : self-deception and the riddle of confabulation
Confabulation : views from neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and philosophyOn SearleOn the ChurchlandsCognitive science : an introduction to mind and brainOn churchlands
Alternative Names
William Hirstein American philosopher

William Hirstein Amerikaans auteur

William Hirstein filósofo estadounidense

William Hirstein US-amerikanischer Philosoph

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