Beliefs that Feel Good

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Beliefs that Feel Good

The Cognitive Irrationality Project
Universität Basel



16th December

Kolligienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035, Petersplatz 1

10h00 – Welcome

10h15 – ‘How unrealistic is unrealistic optimism?’
Anneli Jefferson (University of Birmingham)

Response by Marie van Loon (University of Basel)

12h00 – Lunch Break

Kursaal U201, Alte Universität, Rheinsprung 9

14h00 – ‘Wayward Believers and the Limits of Persuasion’
Quassim Cassam (University of Warwick)

Response by Melanie Sarzano (University of Basel)

15h30 – Break

15h45 – ‘Insight, Inspiration and Belief’
Adam Carter (University of Edinburgh)

Response by Benjamin Neeser (University of Neuchâtel)


17th December

Kolligienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035, Petersplatz 1

9h00 – ‘Self Deception as Affective Coping’
Fabrice Clément (University of Neuchâtel), Federico Lauria (University of Geneva & University of Neuchâtel), Delphine Preissmann (University of Lausanne)

Response by Steve Humbert-Droz (University of Fribourg)

10h30 – Break

10h45 – ‘Skepticism and Doxastic Adventures’
Susanna Rinard (University of Harvard)

Response by Pietro Snider (University of Basel)


For more information please contact:

marie.vanloon@unibas.ch or melanie.sarzano@unibas.ch

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