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dc.contributor.authorBinder, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T14:33:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-20T14:33:44Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32569-
dc.description.abstractThe concept of utility is often used in ambiguous ways in economics, from having substantive psychological connotations to being a formal placeholder representing a person's preferences. In the accounts of the early utilitarians, it was a multidimensional measure that has been condensed during the marginalist revolution into the unidimensional measure we know today. But can we compare different pleasures? This paper assesses the evidence from psychology and neurosciences on how to best conceive of utility. It turns out that empirical evidence does not favor a view of multidimensional utility. This does not eliminate the possibility to make a normative argument supporting a multidimensional notion of utility.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. [u.a.] Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJena economic research papers 2009,099en_US
dc.subject.jelD87en_US
dc.subject.jelB41en_US
dc.subject.jelB12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordutilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpleasuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordneuroeconomicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultidimensionality of utilityen_US
dc.subject.stwNutzenen_US
dc.subject.stwPräferenztheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwPsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwNeuroökonomieen_US
dc.titleSome considerations regarding the problem of multidimensional utilityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn614465745en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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