Costs and Benefits of Imperfect Cognitions Workshop

53 Edgbaston Park Road, Hornton Grange, Worcester Room
Arts and Law, Research
Thursday 8th (10:00) - Friday 9th May 2014 (14:00)
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Ema Sullivan-Bissett (email:

Provisional Programme

Thursday 8 May

10:00-10:30 - Arrival and registration with tea and coffee served

10:30-11:30 - Ryan McKay (Royal Holloway) and Maarten Boudry (University of Ghent): "In Defence of False Beliefs?"

11:30-11:40 - Comfort break

11:40-12:40 - Lisa Bortolotti (University of Birmingham): "Epistemic Costs and Benefits of Delusional Beliefs".

12:40-14:00 - Lunch

14:00-15:00 - Katerina Fotopoulou (University College London): "Inferring the Self: Neurological Exaggerations of Normally Imperfect Inferences about the Body"

15:00-16:00 - Martin Conway (City University London): "Memory, Reality, and Consciousness in the Remembering-Imagining System"

16:00-16:30 - Tea and coffee

16:30-17:30 - Ema Sullivan-Bissett (University of Birmingham): "The Epistemic Status of Confabulatory Explanations"

Friday 9 May

9:30-10:30 - Petter Johansson and Lars Hall (University of Lund): "Choice Blindness and the Flexibility of Attitude Formation: Why not Knowing why might be a Good Thing"

10:30-11:00 - Tea and coffee

11:00-12:00 - Jules Holroyd (University of Nottingham): "Implicit Bias, Awareness Conditions, and Epistemic Innocence"

12:00-13:00 - Miranda Fricker (University of Sheffield): "Fault and No-fault Epistemic Responsibility for Implicit Prejudice"

13:00-14:00 - Lunch

End of conference 


This workshop is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Registration fee (including refreshments and lunches, not including conference dinner and accommodation):

  • Free for Imperfect Cognitions network members (no need to complete the registration form, just email Ema Sullivan-Bissett to inquire about availability)
  • £30 for other delegates. Please go to the online booking form and register by 15th March 2014. Due to the venue and the format, participation is strictly limited to 60 delegates including speakers.

Discounts may be available for University of Birmingham staff and students. Bursaries may be available for graduate students - please register your interest with Ema Sullivan-Bissett.

For more information about the event, please see the Epistemic Innocence project's webpage.