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Opening up is not showing up: human volition after the pandemic

Daniel Bromley ()

Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, 2021, vol. 20, issue 2, No 5, 195-199

Abstract: Abstract A global pandemic on the scale of Covid-19 upsets all standard decision protocols. Pressure from politicians to "open up" the economy presumes that individuals grant credible trust to politicians and merchants eager to recover customers. The asymmetric concern for safety compounds normal heuristics. The Peircean pragmatic maxim reminds us that it is the perceived effects of a post-pandemic society and economy that will drive human volition in the aftermath of Covid-19. Opening up does not equal showing up.

Keywords: Volition; Created imaginings; Pandemic; Trying-undergoing; Habituation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s11299-020-00273-x

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