Edouard Machery: De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes

Professor Edouard Machery speaks at the University of Edinburgh on 23rd March 2015. Part of the Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences workshop.

Abstract: Psychologists and philosophers treat implicit attitudes such as implicit racism as automatic and unconscious mental states. In this talk, I present a competing view about the nature of these psychological constructs, and I show that it is better supported by the empirical evidence.