Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Alexander Douglas — Individuals don’t have preferences

This is just a vague stab at a germ of an idea. It’s what I hope to work on in the future by looking at the history and philosophy of political economy. It’s not properly formed at all; I’m just getting the idea out there to be discussed by all the smart people who read my blog and have offered so much helpful advice in the past.
The basic claim I want to make is that the theory of individual preferences that lies at the basis of economic analysis, public choice theory, and other related social sciences, is wrong. Individuals don’t have preferences.…
Origin of Specious
Individuals don’t have preferences
Alexander Douglas | Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, London

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