Forum for European Philosophy and LSE Choice Group panel discussion
Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Dr Maria Alvarez, Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Christian List, Dr Magda Osman
Traditional philosophical accounts of decision making assume that conscious rational thinking leads to wise choices. But recent psychological evidence suggests that we should trust our intuitions instead and ‘go with the flow’. Do these views conflict? If so, which one is correct? Or are both rational thinking and intuition ways of choosing for a reason? This panel discussion will bring philosophers and psychologists together to discuss these and other questions raised by recent research on decision making.
Maria Alvarez is a reader in philosophy at King’s College London.
Lisa Bortolotti is a professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham.
Christian List is a professor of political science and philosophy at LSE.
Magda Osman is a senior lecturer in experimental cognitive psychology at Queen
Mary, University of London.
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