Journal Articles

Articles are divided by topic and then listed from the most recent to the oldest. Links are provided to open access publications.


Articles on Delusions

Articles on Agency

Articles on Stories, Confabulations, and Conspiracies

Articles on Belief and Irrationality

  • K Murphy-Hollies and L Bortolotti (2022), The Agency-First Epistemology of Psychedelics. Philosophy and the Mind Sciences vol. 3.

  • A Polonioli, S Stammers, L Bortolotti (2018). ‘Good’ Biases: Does doxastic irrationality benefit both individuals and groups? Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Étranger 143 (3), 327-344.

  • L Bortolotti and E Sullivan-Bissett (2017). How can false and irrational beliefs be useful? Philosophical Explorations 20, S1-S3.

  • L Bortolotti and E Sullivan-Bissett (2015). Costs and benefits of imperfect cognitions. Consciousness & Cognition 33, 487-489.

  • L Bortolotti (2008). What does Fido believe? Think 7 (19), 1-9.

  • L Bortolotti (2005). Intentionality without rationality. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CV (3), 385-392.

  • L Bortolotti (2004). Can we interpret irrational behavior? Behavior and Philosophy 32 (2), 359-375.

  • L Bortolotti (2003). Inconsistency and interpretation. Philosophical Explorations VI (2), 109-123.

Articles in Ethics, Bioethics, and Medical Ethics

  • L Bortolotti (2013). The relative importance of undesirable truths. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (4), 683-690.

  • L Bortolotti (2011). Does reflection lead to wise choices? Philosophical Explorations 14 (3), 297-313.

  • L Bortolotti and H Widdows (2011). The right not to know: the case of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Medical Ethics 37, 673-676.

  • 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').

  • A Blasimme and L Bortolotti (2010). Intentionality and the welfare of minded non-humans. Teorema XXIX (2), 83-96.

  • L Bortolotti (2010). Agency, life extension, and the meaning of life. The Monist 93(1), 38-56. PDF.

  • L Bortolotti and Y Nagasawa (2009). Immortality without boredom. Ratio XXII (3), 261-277.

  • D Cutas and L Bortolotti (2010). Natural versus assisted reproduction. In search of fairness. Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology 4 (1), 1-18.

  • 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.

  • L Bortolotti and B Heinrichs (2007). Delimiting the concept of research: an ethical perspective. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (3), 157-179.

  • 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.

  • L Bortolotti (2007). Disputes over moral status: philosophy and science in the future of bioethics. Health Care Analysis 15 (2), 153-158.

  • L Bortolotti and M Mameli (2006). Deception in psychology: moral costs and benefits of unsought self-knowledge. Accountability in Research 13 (3), 259-275.

  • M Mameli and L Bortolotti (2006). Animal rights, animal minds and human mindreading. Journal of Medical Ethics 32, 84-89.

  • 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.

  • L Bortolotti (2006). Moral rights and human culture. Ethical Perspectives 13 (4), 603-622.

  • L Bortolotti and J Harris (2006). Embryos and eagles: symbolic value in research and reproduction. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 15 (1), 22-34.

  • 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.

  • L Bortolotti and J Harris (2005). Stem cell research, personhood and sentience. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 10 (1), 68-75.

Articles in the Philosophy of Psychiatry

  • L Grassi, F Folesani, M Marella, E Tiberto, MB Riba, L Bortolotti, T Toffanin, L Palagini, M Belvederi Murri, B Biancosino, M Ferrara, R Caruso (2022). Debating Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Death in People with Psychiatric Disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports 24(6):325-335. doi: 10.1007/s11920-022-01339-y. PMID: 35678920; PMCID: PMC9203391.

  • R Ambríz González and L Bortolotti (2021). The appeal and challenges of an integrative approach to psychiatry. Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry. DOI 10.1590/1516-4446-2021-0035

  • 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.

  • 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').

  • 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.

  • M Broome and L Bortolotti (2009). Mental illness as mental: In defence of psychological realism. Humana.Mente 11, 25-44.