March 8, 2016, by Jules Holroyd

Implicit Cognition at the Aristotelian Society

Last month I gave a talk at the Aristotelian Society, in which I asked ‘What do we want from a model of implicit cognition?’

Here’s the abstract for the paper:

In this paper, I set out some desiderata for a model of implicit cognition. I present test cases and suggest that, when considered in light of them, some recent models of implicit cognition fail to meet these desiderata. The test cases also bring to light an important class of cases that have been almost completely ignored in philosophical discussions of implicit cognition and implicit bias. These cases have important work to do in helping us understand both the role of implicit cognition in action, and our attempts to combat implicit biases.

You can listen to a podcast of the talk here, and the revised paper will soon be published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol CXVI no.2 (2016).


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