Biased by our imaginings

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Abstract

I propose a new model of implicit bias, according to which implicit biases are constituted by unconscious imaginings. I argue that my model accommodates characteristic features of implicit bias, does not face the problems of the doxastic model, and is uniquely placed to accommodate the structural heterogeneity in the category of implicit bias. Finally I turn to how my view relates to holding people accountable for their biases and what we know about intervention strategies.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-647
JournalMind & Language
Volume34
Issue number5
Early online date28 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • association, belief, folk psychology, imagination, implicit bias, unconscious imagination