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e-lecture Lisa Bortolotti on Belief in Conspiracy Theories and Delusions
3 November 2021 @ 15:00 - 16:30
On November 3rd, the ERC-project Extreme Beliefs – The Epistemology and Ethics of Fundamentalism, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, organizes an online lecture by professor Lisa Bortolotti on the question “What are beliefs in conspiracy theories and how do they differ from delusions?” (abstract below).
Lisa Bortolotti is professor in philosophy of the cognitive sciences at the University of Birmingham. She works on the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry, researching topics such as rationality and self-knowledge, delusions and confabulation, and the epistemic and pragmatic uses of imperfect cognitions.
Date: 3rd of November, 2021 Time: 15:00-16:30 CET Where: Zoom Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on the event, see this link
Abstract: In recent times, comparisons between clinical delusions and beliefs in conspiracy theories have become commonplace. In spite of some obvious differences, both phenomena seem to concern beliefs that are central to a person’s identity, unlikely to be given up as a result of challenges, and perceived as harmful by a third party.
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