The syllogism of neuro-economics

Economics and Philosophy 24 (3):449-457 (2008)
  Copy   BIBTEX


If neuroscience is to contribute to economics, it will do so by the way of psychology. Neural data can and do lead to better psychological theories, and psychological insights can and do lead to better economic models. Hence, neuroscience can in principle contribute to economics. Whether it actually will do so is an empirical question and the jury is still out. Economics currently faces theoretical and empirical challenges analogous to those faced by physics at the turn of the twentieth century and ultimately addressed by quantum theory. If will emerge in the coming decades, it may well be founded on such concepts as cognitive processes and brain activity



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,213

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library


Added to PP

16 (#662,004)

6 months
1 (#414,449)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

The Language of Thought.Jerry A. Fodor - 1975 - Harvard University Press.
The Language of Thought.J. A. Fodor - 1978 - Critica 10 (28):140-143.
Science and human behavior.B. F. Skinner - 1954 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 144:268-269.
Review of V Erbal Behavior. [REVIEW]Noam Chomsky - 1959 - Language 35 (1):26--58.

View all 14 references / Add more references