A peace treaty for the rationality wars? External validity and its relation to normative and descriptive theories of rationality

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Abstract

If we know that certain ways of making decisions are associated with real-life success, is this then how we should decide? In this paper the relationship between normative and descriptive theories of decision-making is examined. First, it is shown that the history of the decision sciences ensures that it is impossible to separate descriptive theories from normative ones. Second, recent psychological research implies new ways of arguing from the descriptive to the normative. The paper ends with an evaluation of how this might affect normative theories of decision-making.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykologi (exklusive tillämpad psykologi)
  • Filosofi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)458-478
TidskriftTheory & Psychology
Volym23
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2013
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa