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Leverhulme Lecture 2: Moral Responsibility and Implicit Bias

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Duration: 1:00:25 | Added: 23 Feb 2016
The second of the two 2016 Leverhulme Lectures by Professor Neil Levy on the topic of implicit bias

Should people be blamed for wrongful actions caused by implicit bias? That depends on how exactly these states cause behaviour, how appropriate it is to identify the agent with these states and their opportunities for controlling their influence over their behaviour. I argue that under many circumstances, the states do not belong to the agent in kind of way that makes it appropriate to identify the agent with them and that they lack responsibility-conferring control over their influences on behaviour.

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