Centre for Legal Theory
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Visiting Researchers in AY 2015-2016
July 2015 – December 2015
Juliana Cardinale’s research lies at the intersection of economics and philosophy. Her main interests are in Decision Theory, Rationality, Normativity, Practical Reason and Moral Psychology.
Juliana’s current research tries to identify the role of reasons and argument in decision making and attempts to characterize the notion of rationality implicit in reason-based accounts of choice. She assesses the implications of developing a more integrated analysis of normative and descriptive models of judgment and decision making, and looks at whether descriptive statements derived from empirical sciences can offer normative insights into the notion of rational agent found in economics, philosophy and law.
Juliana’s early background is in economics. She has a Masters in Economics from Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and worked as an economist for seven years, mostly in UNDP projects at the Argentinian Ministry of Economy. She then became interested in philosophical questions concerning the foundations of economics, completing a PhD in Philosophy at King's College London. Before coming to NUS, Juliana was Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy.