Does reflection lead to wise choices?

  title={Does reflection lead to wise choices?},
  author={Lisa Bortolotti},
  journal={Philosophical Explorations},
  pages={297 - 313}
  • L. Bortolotti
  • Published 26 August 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Explorations
Does conscious reflection lead to good decision-making? Whereas engaging in reflection is traditionally thought to be the best way to make wise choices, recent psychological evidence undermines the role of reflection in lay and expert judgement. The literature suggests that thinking about reasons does not improve the choices people make, and that experts do not engage in reflection, but base their judgements on intuition, often shaped by extensive previous experience. Can we square the… Expand
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