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Decision-Making: A Neuroeconomic Perspective

By Benoit Hardy-Vallee


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

Topics: Neuropsychology, Computational Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind, Behavioral Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Decision Theory, Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy of Science
Year: 2007
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