Decision-Making: A Neuroeconomic Perspective

Hardy-Vallee, 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.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:rationality, decision, neuroeconomics, philosophy, economics
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology > Social Psychology
Philosophy > Decision Theory
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:5623
Deposited By: Hardy-Vallee, Benoit
Deposited On:28 Jul 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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