Rationality, a cornerstone of modern economic theory, is increasingly called into question by new behavioral research . By looking at subsistence societies, this biological anthropologist reaffirms that humans can act in their own self-interest. Bringing an evolutionary perspective to formal decision theory, Dr. Jones will explain what we can learn from the most rational people in the world.
The Interval welcomes award-winning journalist Mary Kay Magistad (formerly of PRI’s The World and NPR, now host of the Whose Century Is It? podcast) as guest moderator. This event was co-presented by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), where Jones was a 02015-16 fellow.
“Rationality Redeemed: An Evolutionary Perspective on Behavioral Economics” was given on January 17, 02017 as part of The Long Now Foundation’s “Conversations at The Interval” Salon Talks. These hour long talks are recorded live at The Interval, our bar, cafe, & museum in San Francisco. Since 02014 this series has presented artists, authors, entrepreneurs, scientists (and more) taking a long-term perspective on subjects like art, design, history, nature, technology, and time. To follow the talks, you can:
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