publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Rationality and Emotions in Decision Making

Olga Markic;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009 Journal: Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems : INDECS, volume 7, issue 2, pages 54-64 (issn: 1334-4684, eissn: 1334-4676, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Croatian Interdisciplinary Society
Abstract
Decision making is traditionally viewed as a rational process where reason calculates the best way to achieve the goal. Investigations from different areas of cognitive science have shown that human decisions and actions are much more influenced by intuition and emotional responses then it was previously thought. In this paper I examine the role of emotion in decision making, particularly Damasio's hypothesis of somatic markers and Green's dual process theory of moral judgment. I conclude the paper with the discussion of the threat that deliberation and conscious rationality is an illusion.
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free text keywords: emotions, Social sciences (General), H1-99, decision making, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of cognitive science; decision making; emotions; the problem of free will; ethics, philosophy of cognitive science, decision making, emotions, the problem of free will, ethics, ethics, the problem of free will, jel:Z19, jel:D84, jel:D83
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Rationality and Emotions in Decision Making

Olga Markic;