Hear This Idea
Hear This Idea
Aug 21, 2020
#15 – Jessie Munton on Prejudice, Perception, and Search Engines
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Dr Jessie Munton is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cambridge, whose philosophical research spans perception, psychiatry, and bias.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to think about statistical generalisations that deal with demographic groups;
  • How accurate beliefs about them can go wrong when we 'project' from bare statistics;
  • How the salience and ordering of information relates to prejudice;
  • How search engines can help or hinder 'cognitive flexibility'.

You can read much more on this episode's accompanying write-up: hearthisidea.com/episodes/Jessie.

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