Compare And Contrast Opacity With Transparency

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The purpose of this essay is to explain what Opacity is and contrast Opacity with Transparency. I will also explain what is a pre-conscious and deep conscious state and the difference between both and explain what opacity favors. Next, I will explain the evidence brought by Implicit Bias which will lead me to the hypothesis brought by the evidence. Then I will explain the dissociations that are formed by conscious and unconscious mental states. Lastly, I will explain why I believe mental states are not necessarily conscious. The definition of Opacity is “some mental state or event is neither (a) a directly known conscious state or event; nor (b) a potentially directly known conscious state or event.” Part (a) means that any mental state or …show more content…
Such as memories or knowledge acquired they can come into the mind when needed. If for example, I am asked what I ate the day before I would not have the answer in my mind all day until they ask me that question. They are unconscious states because they are not conscious until you need them (Seral 1990, p. 239-240). They can be accessed when needed almost like a flash drive where one can save all of our information and when we need it we can retrieve the information. Deep unconscious events are different from pre-conscious events where these are unconscious events that cannot become conscious at all. Deep unconscious events can influence your actions towards things you like and don’t (Banaji and Greenwald 2013, p.24). The deep unconscious is like a set of rules that one follows unconsciously (Seral 1990, p.241). Opacity does not deny there are pre-conscious states, but it does argue that deep unconscious states are present and that not everything can be explained by a conscious mental …show more content…
For example, when we need to make a quick decision and we do not take time to think of an answer it becomes more instinctive. The example of the Seinfeld’s sitcom statement “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!” after quickly trying to disclaim the gay rumors shows the unconscious working instinctively. Their first reaction was to try to convince people that they are not gay (Banaji and Greenwald 2013, p.29-30). That is their unconscious mental state showing that they do not want to be associated with that group. As soon as they are consciously aware of what they said they don’t want to seem bias because they believe in equal rights causing them to say “not that there’s anything wrong with that” they felt the need to correct themselves after responding that they are not gay. Our mind is made up of conscious and unconscious states where unconscious can affect our mind but the mind cannot affect

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