Lisa Bortolotti

Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, UK, affiliated with the Philosophy Department in the School of Philosophy, Theology, and Religion; and with the Institute for Mental Health in the School of Psychology.
From her website: “My research is in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences. I write about the limitations of human cognition and human agency, investigating faulty reasoning and irrational beliefs, delusions, confabulations, distorted memories, poor knowledge of the self, unreliable self narratives, self deception, inconsistencies between attitudes and behaviour, unrealistic optimism, and other positive illusions. I am also interested in the philosophy of medicine and how health, wellbeing, rationality, and agency interact.
I am currently working on a project called Agency, Justice and Social Identity in Youth Mental Health, led by Rose McCabe at City University and funded by the Medical Research Council.”

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