Category archives: Ethics

Je ne regrette rien (2): Consciuous decisions in the lab

Je ne regrette rien (2): Consciuous decisions in the lab

EpistemologyEthicsNeuroscience

By Jesús Zamora Bonilla

Psychologists and neurologists have been interested in the problem of free will since the beginning of their specialities, though the first clearly devised and relevant experiments on the topic were those of Libet and colleagues, in the early eighties. In this famous experiment, subjects who were before a clock, and whose brain electrical waves were […]

The moral limits of markets (1): of fines and gifts

The moral limits of markets (1): of fines and gifts

EconomicsEthics

By Jesús Zamora Bonilla

Israeli nurseries are particularly famous amongst economists (at least, amongst experimental economists). An already classical study shown that, following a ‘natural experiment’ in which some day-care centers opted for issuing a fine to parents for late children’s pickups, while other nurseries didn’t, not only helped to decrease (as expected) the frequency of late pickups, but […]