News in Philosophy

New lecturer in Philosophy

New lecturer in Philosophy

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The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that Gulzaar Barn joined the University in January as a Lecturer in Philosophy.
Date:
16/02/2018
Confabulation: why telling ourselves stories makes us feel ok

Confabulation: why telling ourselves stories makes us feel ok

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An article by Lisa Bortolotti discussing project PERFECT's idea that some of our irrational beliefs are beneficial has appeared in Aeon. It focuses on how we confabulate explanations for choices.
Date:
14/02/2018
Philosophy at the 2018 Arts & Science Festival

Philosophy at the 2018 Arts & Science Festival

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Find out about the three philosophy-related events that form part of the 2018 Arts & Science Festival.
Date:
02/02/2018
Project PERFECT research featured in the latest issue of Philosophy Now

Project PERFECT research featured in the latest issue of Philosophy Now

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'Why False Beliefs Are Not Always Bad' by Sally Latham
Date:
02/02/2018
Challenges to Wellbeing: The Experience of Loneliness and the Threat of Epistemic Injustice in the Clinical Encounter

Challenges to Wellbeing: The Experience of Loneliness and the Threat of Epistemic Injustice in the Clinical Encounter

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Watch videos of PERFECT researchers and external experts addressing some serious challenges to wellbeing, including epistemic injustice and the experience of loneliness.
Date:
26/01/2018
How widespread is belief in miracles? It's more common than you might think...

How widespread is belief in miracles? It's more common than you might think...

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Professor Yujin Nagasawa discusses belief in miracles on BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence programme.
Date:
24/01/2018
Epistemic innocence and the production of false memory beliefs

Epistemic innocence and the production of false memory beliefs

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New open access journal article by Dr Katherine Puddifoot and Professor Lisa Bortolotti on false memory beliefs published in Philosophical Studies.
Date:
24/01/2018
If you want to lose weight, ask yourself: is this really self-improvement?

If you want to lose weight, ask yourself: is this really self-improvement?

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Professor Heather Widdows writes for The Conversation on New Year's resolutions, improving body image, and the search for success.
Date:
12/01/2018
Defensive harm, consent, and intervention

Defensive harm, consent, and intervention

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Dr Jonathan Parry's latest article on 'Defensive harm, consent, and intervention' is published in Philosophy and Public Affairs.
Date:
08/01/2018

Art and belief

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Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett writes for the Imperfect Cognitions blog.
Date:
08/01/2018
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