Title

Neuroeconomics: Constructing Identity

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date

12-2010

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Source ISSN

0167-2681

Abstract

The paper asks whether neuroeconomics will make instrumental use of neuroscience to adjudicate existing disputes in economics or be more seriously transformed by neuroscience in ways that might transform economics. The paper pursues the question by asking how neuroscience constructs an understanding of individuals as whole persons. The body of the paper is devoted to examining two approaches: Don Ross's neurocellular approach to neuroeconomics and Joseph Dumit's cultural anthropological science organization approach. The accounts are used to identify boundaries on single individual explanations. Within that space Andy Clark's external scaffolding view and Nathaniel Wilcox's socially distributed cognition view are employed.

Comments

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 76, No. 3 (December 2010: 574-983. DOI.

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