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Lisa Bortolotti
Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

Lisa Bortolotti is professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham. She is leading an ERC-funded project on the psychological and epistemic benefits of false and irrational beliefs (PERFECT). She is the author of Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs (2009), and Irrationality (2014). 

Written by Lisa Bortolotti