As we go through life we learn shortcuts – ideas we refer to, habits we develop. This is essential I think – if we had to figure out every time how to start a car or whether we liked a food or not, our lives would rapidly become unliveable.
That is, we learn what we like, and what the world is like, in advance. But how is this different to simple prejudice – judging a situation before we have met it (or met it only briefly and superficially). This is the subject of my guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called, “Does Learning Create Prejudice“. I hope you like it, Evan.