Wise ChoicesMaria Alvarez (King's College London), Lisa Bortolotti (University of Birmingham), Christian List (London School of Economics), Magda Osman (Queen Mary University of London)
This event is jointly organised with the LSE Choice Group
Tuesday 27 May, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Maria Alvarez, Reader in Philosophy, King's College London
Lisa Bortolotti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
Christian List, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, LSE
Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Queen Mary University of London
Chair: Katie Steele, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
Traditional philosophical accounts of decision making assume that conscious rational thinking leads to wise choices. But recent psychological evidence suggests that we should trust our intuitions instead and ‘go with the flow’. Do these views conflict? If so, which one is correct? Or are both rational thinking and intuition ways of choosing for a reason? This panel discussion will bring philosophers and psychologists together to discuss these and other questions raised by recent research on decision making.
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