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Katrina Hutchison and Fiona Jenkins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199325603

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325603.001.0001

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Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat, and Women in Philosophy

Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat, and Women in Philosophy

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(p.39) 2 Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat, and Women in Philosophy
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Women in Philosophy
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Jennifer Saul

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325603.003.0003

There is by now a well-established body of research in psychology showing that human beings are strongly influenced by a range of unconscious biases and dispositions related to categories like race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, etc. So far, there has been little to no empirical work on whether philosophers are influenced by these biases. But given that philosophers are human beings, it seems very likely that they are. This paper explores the effects these biases may be having in philosophy with respect to women, and proposes and explores some remedies philosophers could implement.

Keywords:   implicit bias, stereotype threat, Gendered Conference Campaign, reading lists, anonymity

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