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Department of Philosophy

PHIL 279: Judgment and Decision Making

PHIL 279: Judgment and Decision Making

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This course examines the philosophical and psychological foundations of decision-making.   Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the principles of reasoning and decision-making. 
 


 PHIL 279: Judgment and Decision Making

J.D. Trout 

Decisions large and small are part of everyday life. This course presents a state-of-the-art discussion of judgment and decision-making. Usually, we don’t make the best decisions, even when we have the best information. But we can improve. Philosophy offers inductive and deductive reasoning, and prescriptions about the purpose of good reasoning. And Psychology offers experimental evidence of human capability for judgment, and delineates the mechanisms that produce good decisions. The course also examines such issues as: investor psychology, medical decision-making, psychological models of deliberate vs. automatic processes, intergenerational aspects of decision-making, and the scientific findings on happiness and well-being.

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