William Hirstein, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

 

Dr. Hirstein’s research interests include autism, confabulation, consciousness, and misidentification disorders. In his work, he applies the findings emerging from today’s neurosciences, especially cognitive neuropsychology, to classical philosophical problems. Dr. Hirstein is the author of several books, including Brain Fiction: Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation, published in 2005.

My general approach is to apply the findings emerging from today's neurosciences, especially cognitive neuropsychology, to classical philosophical problems.

Areas of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Areas of Competence

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Psychophysiology
  • Epistemology

Office: Hammerschmidt Chapel, 002
Mailbox: 113
Phone: (630) 617-3582
Fax: (630) 617-3609
E-mail: williamh@elmhurst.edu