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Nima Bassiri

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor
Literature
101 Friedl, 1316 Campus Drive, Box 90270, Durham, NC 27708
101 Friedl, 1316 Campus Drive, Campus Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


WHAT KIND OF HISTORY IS THE HISTORY OF THE SELF? NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM THE HISTORY OF MIND AND BRAIN MEDICINE

Journal Article Modern Intellectual History · August 2019 In a recent forum contribution to the American Historical Review on the relationship between history and biology, Lynn Hunt proposed that the future of academic scholarship devoted to exploring the origins and development ... Full text Cite

Epileptic Insanity and Personal Identity: John Hughlings Jackson and the Formations of the Neuropathic Self

Chapter · 2016 The essays collected here were presented at the workshop Plasticity and Pathology: History and Theory of Neural Subjects at the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. ... Cite

Who Are We, Then, If We Are Indeed Our Brains? Reconsidering a Critical Approach to Neuroscience

Chapter · November 19, 2015 The volume will stimulate further debate in the emerging field of interdisciplinary studies in neuroscience, and will appeal to researchers and advanced students in a range of disciplines including critical psychology, philosophy, and ... ... Cite

Brain

Internet Publication · March 18, 2014 Link to item Cite

The Brain and the Unconscious Soul in Eighteenth-Century Nervous Physiology: Robert Whytt’s Sensorium Commune

Journal Article Journal of the History of Ideas · July 2013 This article examines the work of eighteenth-century Scottish physician Robert Whytt. With a philosophical sensibility, Whytt produced a theory of the nerves that viewed the nervous system as an organic unity, one that continuousl ... Full text Cite

Material translations in the Cartesian brain

Journal Article Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences · March 2012 Full text Cite