Experimental Philosophy of Economics: Explaining why economics is so difficult

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In this talk 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 between folk and economic concepts of choice, preferences and beliefs. Some of them have been studied with experimental philosophy methods, while others have been long discussed in methodological debates between economics and psychology without clear solutions. I sketch a pilot design to make progress, regarding the notions of beliefs in game theory. I also discuss how X-phi can shed ight on the recent debates on the ethics of nudges.
Period15 okt. 2019
VidAarhus University, Danmark