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Decision-Making: A Neuroeconomic Perspective

I put a new paper on my homepage :

Decision-Making: A Neuroeconomic Perspective

Here is the 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.

Hardy-Vallée, B. (forthcoming). Decision-making: a neuroeconomic perspective. Philosophy Compass. [PDF]

This paper is the first in my philosophical exploration of neuroeconomics, and I would gladly welcome your comments and suggestions for subsequent research. Email me at