Mario Graziano

Dignity, trust and ultimatum game. An analysis from a Wittgensteinian perspective

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Over the last few years, experimental economists and epistemologists in social sciences have shaken up the neoclassic interpretation of economic rationality, emphasising the importance of the "motivational complexity" at the basis of economic choices. This change was due to the fact that there are economic situations where moral reasons play a crucial role.This paper analyses the concept of Dignity in order to evaluate its ability to provide a common explanation for the typical economics behaviours and shows that, despite the choices taken by some morally well-identified subjects (Hobbesians and Kantians), an account for concepts such as those of trust and learning might deliver better results.


  • Decision Making
  • Dignity
  • Pistis
  • Trust
  • Ultimatum Game
  • Wittgenstein


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