Applying Experimental Philosophy to Investigate Economic Concepts: Choice, Preference, and Nudge

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Abstract

In this chapter I outline how experimental philosophy can be fruitfully applied to economics as a science, and contribute empirically to debates concerning conceptual and methodological problems in economics. I discuss differences (i) between folk and economic concepts of choice, (ii) between behavioral, psychological and constructive concepts of preferences that figure in methodological debates in economics and psychology. I also discuss how X-phi can shed methodological light on the recent debates on nudges among economists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Philosophy of Science
EditorsDaniel A. Wilkenfeld, Richard Samuels
Number of pages25
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherT & T Clark
Publication date2019
Pages147-171
ISBN (Print)978-1-3500-6886-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-3500-6887-2, 978-1-3500-6888-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Philosophy

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • REAL-LIFE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • NEUROECONOMICS
  • JUDGMENTS
  • HISTORY
  • POLICY

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