Philosophy research websites

The best place on the web to research philosophical questions:

The site editors have also recently added a companion site that contains works pages for a large percentage of working philosophers–great for discovering people doing interesting research:

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William Hirstein

Consciousness, responsibility, and executive processes

This interview with took place on March 13th, 2015. It looks like site registration is required to view.

Review of Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind’s Privacy, by Neil Levy

This review was published August 13, 2014.

A brain-based account of responsibility

Talk given for the Oxford University Philosophy Society, at Corpus Christi College on Nov. 14, 2018.

Psychopathy: It’s complicated

This is an interview with WHYY public radio in Philadelphia. It aired March 28, 2013.

The psychopaths among us

This podcast interview with Amee Quiriconi was posted on Oct. 27th, 2019.

Grounding responsibility in something (more) solid

(2018) William Hirstein and Katrina Sifferd, The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41 (March): 27-29. pdf

This is a response to a Behavioral and Brain Sciences target article, “Precis of Talking to Ourselves, Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency,” by John Doris.

Review of Responsible Brains by Nicholas Vontos

Review in Psychosomatics, Vol. 60, issue 5, copyright Elsevier.

Responsible Brains: Neuroscience, Law, and Human Culpability

This book, co-written with my colleagues Katrina Sifferd and Tyler Fagan, was published on Dec. 4, 2018.

Excerpt from

MIT Press page

Amazon page

Review of Responsible Brains by Dennis Patterson

This review appeared in the jurisprudence section of on April 17, 2019.