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Implicit Bias: from social structure to representational format

Toribio, Josefa (2018) Implicit Bias: from social structure to representational format. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 33 (1). pp. 41-60. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

In this paper, I argue against the view that the representational structure of the implicit attitudes responsible for implicitly biased behaviour is propositional—as opposed to associationist. The proposal under criticism moves from the claim that implicit biased behaviour can occasionally be modulated by logical and evidential considerations to the view that the structure of the implicit attitudes responsible for such biased behaviour is propositional. I argue, in particular, against the truth of this conditional. Sensitivity to logical and evidential considerations, I contend, proves to be an inadequate criterion for establishing the true representational structure of implicit attitudes. Considerations of a different kind, which emphasize the challenges posed by the structural social injustice that implicit attitudes reflect, offer, I conclude, better support for deciding this issue in favour of an associationist view.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Toribio, Josefajtoribio@icrea.cat
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: implicit biases, associationism, logical sensitivity, social structures
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 21:23
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 21:23
Item ID: 14465
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.17751
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Date: January 2018
Page Range: pp. 41-60
Volume: 33
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14465

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