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Title:What ethics can learn from experimental economics - if anything PDF Logo
Authors:Güth, Werner
Kliemt, Hartmut
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2008,062
Abstract:Relying on the specific example of ultimatum bargaining experiments this paper explores the possible role of empirical knowledge of behavioural norm(ative) facts” within the search for an inter-personal (W)RE - (Wide) Reflective Equilibrium on normative issues. Assuming that pro-social behaviour reveals” ethical orientations, it is argued that these norm-facts” can and should be used along with stated preferences in justificatory arguments of normative ethics and economics of the means to given ends” variety.
Subjects:Meta-ethics
experimental economics
reflective equilibrium
JEL:D64
D7
K00
Z13
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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