PERFECT (Pragmatic and Epistemic Role of Factually Erroneous Cognitions and Thoughts) is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Lisa Bortolotti. It started in October 2014 and will run for five years. Its aim is to investigate the Pragmatic and Epistemic Role of Factually Erroneous Cognitions and Thoughts.
The PERFECT team is made up of Lisa Bortolotti (PI), Michael Larkin (CI), myself (Research Fellow [belief]), Kathy Puddifoot (Research Fellow [memory]), and Magdalena Antrobus (PhD Candidate). PERFECT aims to establish whether cognitions that are inaccurate in some important respect can ever be good for us from a pragmatic and an epistemic point of view.
As part of the project we maintain a blog on Imperfect Cognitions, which publishes posts on recent research (Tuesdays), and features including conference reports, presentations of new books, and interviews with experts (Thursdays).
PERFECT: Year one.
PERFECT: Year two.