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Decision-Making: A Neuroeconomic Perspective

Hardy-Vallée, Benoit (2007) Decision-Making: A Neuroeconomic Perspective. [Preprint]


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This article introduces and discusses from a philosophical point of view the nascent field of neuroeconomics, which is the study of neural mechanisms involved in decision-making and their economic significance. Following a survey of the ways in which decision-making is usually construed in philosophy, economics and psychology, I review many important findings in neuroeconomics to show that they suggest a revised picture of decision-making and ourselves as choosing agents. Finally, I outline a neuroeconomic account of irrationality.

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Item Type: Preprint
Hardy-Vallée, Benoit
Keywords: decision-making, rationality, irrationality, economics, neuroscience, neuroeconomics, emotions, ultimatum, trust, fairness, prisoner's dilemma, brain, game theory,
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Benoit Hardy-Vallée
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3433

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