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    Christian List & Franz Dietrich (forthcoming). Reason-Based Choice and Context-Dependence: An Explanatory Framework. Economics and Philosophy.
    We introduce a “reason-based” framework for explaining and predicting individual choices. It captures the idea that a decision-maker focuses on some but not all properties of the options and chooses an option whose motivationally salient properties he/she most prefers. Reason-based explanations allow us to distinguish between two kinds of context-dependent choice: the motivationally salient properties may (i) vary across choice contexts, and (ii) include not only “intrinsic” properties of the options, but also “context-related” properties. Our framework can accommodate boundedly rational (...)
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  2. Philippe Mongin (forthcoming). Spurious Unanimity and the Pareto Principle. Economics and Philosophy:1-22.
    The Pareto principle states that if the members of society express the same preference judgment between two options, this judgment is compelling for society. A building block of normative economics and social choice theory, and often borrowed by contemporary political philosophy, the principle has rarely been subjected to philosophical criticism. The paper objects to it on the ground that it indifferently applies to those cases in which the individuals agree on both their expressed preferences and their reasons for entertaining them, (...)
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    Samir Okasha (forthcoming). On the Interpretation of Decision Theory. Economics and Philosophy:1-25.
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    David Wiens (forthcoming). Cosmopolitanism and Competition: Probing the Limits of Egalitarian Justice. Economics and Philosophy.
    This paper develops a novel competition criterion for evaluating institutional schemes. Roughly, this criterion says that one institutional scheme is normatively superior to another to the extent that the former would engender more widespread political competition than the latter. I show that this criterion should be endorsed by both global egalitarians and their statist rivals, as it follows from their common commitment to the moral equality of all persons. I illustrate the normative import of the competition criterion by exploring its (...)
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    Benjamin Ferguson (forthcoming). Exploitation and Disadvantage. Economics and Philosophy:1-25.
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    Till Grüne-Yanoff (forthcoming). Why Behavioural Policy Needs Mechanistic Evidence. Economics and Philosophy:1-21.
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    Luc Lauwers & Peter Vallentyne (forthcoming). Decision Theory Without Finite Standard Expected Value. Economics and Philosophy:1-25.
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    Christian List & Franz Dietrich (forthcoming). Mentalism Versus Behaviourism in Economics: A Philosophy-of-Science Perspective. Economics and Philosophy.
    Behaviourism is the view that preferences, beliefs, and other mental states in social-scientific theories are nothing but constructs re-describing people's behaviour. Mentalism is the view that they capture real phenomena, on a par with the unobservables in science, such as electrons and electromagnetic fields. While behaviourism has gone out of fashion in psychology, it remains influential in economics, especially in ‘ revealed preference ’ theory. We defend mentalism in economics, construed as a positive science, and show that it fits best (...)
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    Dan Moller (forthcoming). Property and the Creation of Value. Economics and Philosophy:1-23.
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    Jeffrey Moriarty (forthcoming). Is ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ Merely a Principle of Nondiscrimination? Economics and Philosophy:1-27.
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    Matthew D. Adler (forthcoming). Aggregating Moral Preferences. Economics and Philosophy:1-39.
    Preference-aggregation problems arise in various contexts. One such context, little explored by social choice theorists, is metaethical. “Ideal-advisor” accounts, which have played a major role in metaethics, propose that moral facts are constituted by the idealized preferences of a community of advisors. Such accounts give rise to a preference-aggregation problem: namely, aggregating the advisors’ moral preferences. Do we have reason to believe that the advisors, albeit idealized, can still diverge in their rankings of a given set of alternatives? If so, (...)
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    Nabil I. Al-Najjar & Jonathan Weinstein (forthcoming). The Subjective Approach to Ambiguity: A Critical Assessment. Economics and Philosophy.
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    Richard Bradley (forthcoming). Ellsberg’s Paradox and the Value of Chances. Economics and Philosophy:1-18.
    What value should we put on our chances of obtaining a good? This paper argues that, contrary to the widely accepted theory of von Neumann and Morgenstern, the value of a chance of some good G may be a nonlinear function of the value of G. In particular, chances may have diminishing marginal utility, a property that is termed chance uncertainty aversion. The hypothesis that agents are averse to uncertainy about chances explains a pattern of preferences often observed in the (...)
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    John Davis (forthcoming). Identity Economics by Akerlof and Kranton [Review]. Economics and Philosophy.
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    John Davis (forthcoming). Review of [ Economic Theory and Cognitive Science by Don Ross]. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy.
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    John Davis (forthcoming). Review of [ Maynard Keynes, An Economist's Biography by D. Moggridge]. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy.
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  17. N. Hsieh (forthcoming). Is Incomparability a Problem for Anyone?, Forthcoming In. Economics and Philosophy.
  18. Merel Lefevere & Eric Schliesser (forthcoming). Private Epistemic Virtue, Public Vices: Moral Responsibility in the Policy Sciences. Economics and Philosophy.
     
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  19. Patrick Mahs (forthcoming). On the Descriptive Adequacy of Lews Decision Theory. Economics and Philosophy.
     
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