Maria AlvarezLisa Bortolotti/ Christian List/ Magda Osman/ Katie Steele

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This event was jointly organised with the LSE Choice Group

Tuesday 27 May 2014, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Maria Alvarez, Reader in Philosophy, King’s College London

Lisa Bortolotti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham   

Christian List, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, LSE

Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Queen Mary University of London

Chair: Katie Steele, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

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 brought philosophers and psychologists together to discuss these and other questions raised by recent research on decision making.