Journal Articles

On Delusions

  1. R Gunn and L Bortolotti (2018). Can delusions play a protective role? Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s11097-017-9555-6
  2. M Antrobus and L Bortolotti (2016). Depressive delusions. Filosofia Unisinos 17 (2), 192-201. DOI 10.4013/fsu.2016.172.14.
  3. L Bortolotti and K Miyazono (2016). The ethics of delusional belief. Erkenntnis, 81 (2), 275-296. DOI 10.1007/s10670-015-9739-9.
  4. L Bortolotti (2016). The epistemic benefits of elaborated and systematised delusions in schizophrenia. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67 (3), 879-900. DOI 10.1093/bjps/axv024.
  5. L Bortolotti (2015). The epistemic innocence of motivated delusions. Consciousness & Cognition 33, 490-499.
  6. K Miyazono and L Bortolotti (2015). The causal role argument against doxasticism about delusions. Avant V (3), 30-50.
  7. L Bortolotti and K Miyazono (2015). Recent work on the nature and the development of delusions. Philosophy Compass 10 (9), 636-645. DOI 10.1111/phc3.12249.
  8. L Bortolotti and K Miyazono (2015). Are alien thoughts beliefs? (Commentary on Jordi Fernandez’s Transparent Minds). Teorema 34 (1), 135-148.
  9. L Bortolotti, M Broome and M Mameli (2014). Delusions and Responsibility for Action: Insights from the Breivik case. Neuroethics 7 (3), 377-382. doi 10.1007/s12152-013-9198-4.
  10. L Bortolotti and M Broome (2012). Affective dimensions of the phenomenon of double bookkeeping in delusions. Emotion Review 4 (2), 187-191.
  11. L Bortolotti (2012). Précis of Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs. Neuroethics 5 (1), 1-4.
  12. L Bortolotti (2012). In defence of modest doxasticism about delusions. Neuroethics 5 (1), 39-53.
  13. L Bortolotti and M Mameli (2012). Self-deception, delusion and the boundaries of folk psychology. Humana.Mente 20, 203–221.
  14. L Bortolotti, R Cox and A Barnier (2012). Can we recreate delusions in the laboratory? Philosophical Psychology 25 (1), 109-131.
  15. L Bortolotti (2011). Psychiatric classification and diagnosis. Delusions and confabulations. Paradigmi XXXIX (1), 99-112.
  16. L Bortolotti (2011). Shaking the bedrock. Philosophy Psychiatry and Psychology 18 (1), 77-87.
  17. M Broome, M Mameli and L Bortolotti (2010). Moral responsibility and mental illness: a case study. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19 (2), 179-187.
  18. L Bortolotti and M Broome (2009). A role for ownership and authorship of thoughts in the analysis of thought insertion. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (2), 205-224.
  19. L Bortolotti and M Broome (2008). Delusional beliefs and reason giving. Philosophical Psychology 21 (6), 801-821.
  20. L Bortolotti and M Broome (2007). If you didn't care, you wouldn't notice: recognition and estrangement in psychopathology. Philosophy Psychiatry and Psychology 14 (1), 39-42.
  21. L Bortolotti (2005). Delusions and the background of rationality. Mind & Language 20 (2), 189-208.

On Memory and Confabulation

  1. K Puddifoot and L Bortolotti (2018). Epistemic innocence and the production of false memory beliefs. Phil Studies. DOI 10.1007/s11098-018-1038-2.
  2. L Bortolotti and E Sullivan-Bissett (2018). Epistemic innocence of clinical memory distortions. Mind & Language 33 (3), 263-279.
  3. L Bortolotti (2018). Stranger than fiction: Costs and benefits of everyday confabulation. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9 (2), 227-249.
  4. L Bortolotti (2011). Psychiatric classification and diagnosis. Delusions and confabulations. Paradigmi XXXIX (1), 99-112.
  5. L Bortolotti (2009). The epistemic benefits of reason giving. Theory & Psychology 19 (5), 1-22.
  6. L Bortolotti and R Cox (2009). 'Faultless ignorance': strengths and limitations of epistemic definitions of confabulation. Consciousness & Cognition 18 (4), 952-965.

On Irrationality and Belief

  1. A Polonioli, S Stammers, L Bortolotti (forthcoming). ‘Good’ Biases: Does doxastic irrationality benefit both individuals and groups? Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Étranger.
  2. L Bortolotti and E Sullivan-Bissett (2017). How can false and irrational beliefs be useful? Philosophical Explorations 20, S1-S3.
  3. L Bortolotti and E Sullivan-Bissett (2015). Costs and benefits of imperfect cognitions. Consciousness & Cognition 33, 487-489.
  4. L Bortolotti (2008). What does Fido believe? Think 7 (19), 1-9.
  5. L Bortolotti (2005). Intentionality without rationality. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CV (3), 385-392.
  6. L Bortolotti (2004). Can we interpret irrational behavior? Behavior and Philosophy 32 (2), 359-375.
  7. L Bortolotti (2003). Inconsistency and interpretation. Philosophical Explorations VI (2), 109-123.

Issues in Ethics, Bioethics, and Medical Ethics

  1. L Bortolotti (2013). The relative importance of undesirable truths. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (4), 683-690.
  2. L Bortolotti (2011). Does reflection lead to wise choices? Philosophical Explorations 14 (3), 297-313.
  3. L Bortolotti and H Widdows (2011). The right not to know: the case of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Medical Ethics 37, 673-676.
  4. A Wright and L Bortolotti (2011). Introduction. Journal of Consciousness Studies 18 (9-10), 6-18 (special issue on 'Pain and the Experience of Pain: Theoretical Models and Practical Implications').
  5. A Blasimme and L Bortolotti (2010). Intentionality and the welfare of minded non-humans. Teorema XXIX (2), 83-96.
  6. L Bortolotti (2010). Agency, life extension, and the meaning of life. The Monist 93(1), 38-56. PDF.
  7. L Bortolotti and Y Nagasawa (2009). Immortality without boredom. Ratio XXII (3), 261-277.
  8. D Cutas and L Bortolotti (2010). Natural versus assisted reproduction. In search of fairness. Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology 4(1), 1-18.
  9. L Bortolotti and D Cutas (2009). Reproductive and parental autonomy: an argument for compulsory parental education. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 19 (1st July), 5-14. PDF.
  10. L Bortolotti and B Heinrichs (2007). Delimiting the concept of research: an ethical perspective. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (3), 157-179.
  11. S Holm and L Bortolotti (2007). Large scale survey for policy formation and research - a study in inconsistency. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (3), 205-220.
  12. L Bortolotti (2007). Disputes over moral status: philosophy and science in the future of bioethics. Health Care Analysis 15(2), 153-158.
  13. L Bortolotti and M Mameli (2006). Deception in psychology: moral costs and benefits of unsought self-knowledge. Accountability in Research 13 (3), 259-275.
  14. M Mameli and L Bortolotti (2006). Animal rights, animal minds and human mindreading. Journal of Medical Ethics 32, 84-89.
  15. S Camporesi and L Bortolotti (2008). Reproductive cloning in humans and therapeutic cloning in primates: is the ethical debate catching up with the recent scientific advances? Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (9), e15.
  16. L Bortolotti (2006). Moral rights and human culture. Ethical Perspectives 13 (4), 603-622.
  17. L Bortolotti and J Harris (2006). Embryos and eagles: symbolic value in research and reproduction. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 15 (1), 22-34.
  18. J Harris, L Irving and L Bortolotti (2005). An ethical framework for stem cell research in the European Union. Health Care Analysis 13 (3), 157-162.
  19. L Bortolotti and J Harris (2005). Stem cell research, personhood and sentience. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 10 (1), 68-75.

On Optimism

  1. L Bortolotti (2018). Optimism, agency, and success. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. DOI 10.1007/s10677-018-9894-6.
  2. A Jefferson and L Bortolotti (forthcoming). What aspects of good practice in early interventions in psychosis can be codified in guidelines? – A commentary on Corsico et al. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  3. L Bortolotti (2017). Last Word: Optimism. RSA Journal 2, 50.
  4. L Bortolotti and A Jefferson (2016). Moral preferences. Society 53 (3), 269-272.
  5. A Jefferson, L Bortolotti and B Kuzmanovic (2017). What is unrealistic optimism? Consciousness & Cognition 50, 3-11. DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2016.10.005.
  6. L Bortolotti and M Antrobus (2015). Costs and benefits of realism and optimism. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 28 (2), 194-198.

Issues in the Philosophy of Psychiatry

  1. B Fulford, L Bortolotti and M Broome (2014). Taking the Long View: an Emerging Framework for Translational Psychiatric Science. World Psychiatry 13 (2), 110-117.
  2. L Bortolotti and L Malatesti (2010). Conceptual challenges in the characterisation and explanation of psychiatric phenomena. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 6 (1), 5-10 (special issue on 'Classification and Explanation in Psychiatry: Philosophical Issues').
  3. M Broome and L Bortolotti (2010). What's wrong with 'mental' disorders? Commentary on D Stein et al.'s "What is a Mental/Psychiatric Disorder? From DSM-IV to DSM-V". Psychological Medicine 40 (11): 1783 -1785.
  4. M Broome and L Bortolotti (2009). Mental illness and mental: In defence of psychological realism. Humana.Mente 11, 25-44.