Part 2: Jonathan Rose at Climate, Buildings and Behavior, May 2010

Jonathan Rose continues his critical discussion of classical economic theory. He suggests that many emotions should be considered rational in virtue of their evolutionary origin and that the recognition of a hard distinction between brain, mind, and society is unfounded and can be harmful.  Rose discusses neural networking and the differences between humans’ neurological we- and me-maps as well as the existence of a status quo bias that weighs heavily on unconscious decision making.