Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 279: Judgment and Decision Making

PHIL 279: Judgment and Decision Making

The Generic Catalogue Description

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

Marcella Linn

Our everyday conceptions of the way we think, make choices, and act often assume we exercise significant control and awareness. Many philosophical accounts of action and character make similar assumptions. But, current work in social psychology suggests we are prone to many cognitive biases and that our behavior is often influenced by minor situational factors rather than our conscious choices or character. These findings raise important questions pertaining to human agency as well as moral responsibility for action and character.

This course has a Mind and Science (M&S) designation for the purposes of major specialization