Postgraduate Course: Bounded Rationality (MSc) (PHIL11042)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will introduce students to current research on the topic of bounded rationality and its implications for ethics and social choice.
The course will be divided into three parts. The first part will focus on idealized theories of rational choice. The second part will consider the ways in which humans appear to violate the norms associated with rational choice theory, and whether there is a robust and distinctive form of nonidealized or bounded rationality. The third part will examine some of the implications of bounded rationality for ethics, in particular concerning the evolution of the social contract and institutional design.
Shared with UG Course U03443 Bounded Rationality.
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||Other requirements|| None
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| On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- analyse the problems that bounded rationality poses for rational choice theory and for game theory
- compare and contrast different ways of modeling bounded rationality
- understand the connection between bounded rationality and ethics
- be familiar with a variety of research methodologies from rational choice theory and ethics
- synthesise literature in rational choice theory, evolutionary game theory, and ethics
- bring analytic and critical tools to bear in reading and writing about current topics of research on bounded rationality
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr David Mccarthy
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002