Experimental Philosophy of Economics

Economics and Philosophy 29 (2):263-76 (2013)
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Michiru Nagatsu
University of Helsinki
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This article is a prelude to an experimental study of the preference concept in economics. I argue that a new empirical approach called experimental philosophy of science is a promising approach to advance the philosophy of economics. In particular, I discuss two debates in the field, the neuroeconomics controversy and the commonsensible realism debate, and suggest how experimental and survey techniques can generate data that will inform these debates. Some of the likely objections from philosophers and economists are addressed, and possible ways of operationalizing different preference concepts are illustrated
Keywords experimental philosophy  experimental philosophy of science  preference concept
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DOI 10.1017/S0266267113000229
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