Historic papers of interest


I found an old but fascinating article on procrastination by Ainslie, available at his website here for those interested. Ainslie is a psychiatrist and has a background in behavioural psychology as well as a wide variety of other disciplines. He has published extensively on willpower and is a central figure in what is called picoeconomics. […]

What does the existence of dissociative identity disorder tell us about the self?

I stumbled across an old paper from the 1980s by the neuropsychologist Humphreys and the philosopher Dennett on Multiple Personality Disorder. Dennett has published much in the philosophical literature on the self and his work is always thought-provoking but I have not til now seen papers by him on psychiatry. The paper does not draw […]