PhD success

Project PERFECT doctoral researcher Magdalena Antrobus has recently passed her viva with a dissertation on epistemic and psychological benefits of depression, externally examined by Bill Fulford.

One of her papers on the epistemic innocence of optimistically biased beliefs, co-authored with Lisa Bortolotti and Ema Sullivan-Bissett, is forthcoming in a volume entitled Reasoning: Essays on Theoretical and Practical Thinking, edited by M. Balcerak Jackson & B. Balcerak Jackson, and published by Oxford University Press.

Project PERFECT network member Rachel Gunn has also recently passed her viva with a dissertation on delusions and affective framing, externally examined by Michelle Maiese. Rachel wrote an article with Lisa Bortolotti, entitled “Can delusions play a protective role?”, where they discuss the philosophical significance of the empirical work Rachel conducted during her PhD. The article is forthcoming in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Posted on Thursday 21st December 2017