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Decision-Making: A Neuroeconomic Perspective

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

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    Abstract

    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
    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 11:15
    Item ID: 3433
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3433

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