Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)

Edouard Machery

De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes.

Abstract: Psychologists and philosophers treat implicit attitudes as
automatic and unconscious mental states—a view reminiscent of Freud’s
theory of unconscious desires and urges. I present a competing view
about the nature of attitudes, and show that it is better supported by
the empirical evidence.

Friday, February 2, 2018 3:00pm
114 Strickland

De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes.

Abstract: Psychologists and philosophers treat implicit attitudes as
automatic and unconscious mental states—a view reminiscent of Freud’s
theory of unconscious desires and urges. I present a competing view
about the nature of attitudes, and show that it is better supported by
the empirical evidence.