Are We Biased about Love?

Does romance makes us irrationally optimistic about our chances of happiness, despite all the evidence to the contrary? Are we just crazy when it comes to love? And if so, is that a good or a bad thing? David Edmonds speaks to Professor Lisa Bortolotti of the University of Birmingham.
Professor Lisa Bortolotti is a philosopher of the cognitive sciences at the University of Birmingham. She focuses on the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry. She is also interested in biomedical ethics. Her research projects include The Costs and Benefits of Optimism, and PERFECT – exploring the limitations of cognition. 
Illustration: 1904 halftone print of “Emma!…Je Vous Aime!” (Emma!…I love you!”) by Honore Daumier

Philosophy 247 | 18th January 2017

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