Moral Responsibility and Implicit Bias | University of Oxford

Moral Responsibility and Implicit Bias

Professor Neil Levy
13:00 - 15:00
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD

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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.