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Is there an I in We? Combining individual and collective modes of decision making
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Normative Multi-Agent Systems: NorMAS 2013, 2013Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Social simulation is one of the main areas for agent-based model use with norms being one of the mostly used and studied social mechanisms. The focus has been on inter-agent mechanisms through which individuals are influenced by social norms, resulting in dynamics of norms such as emergence and diffusion. What is lacking is an integration of models of collectiveness such as we-intentionality to transcend the atomistic models such as rational choice, game theory, and social choice theory. We will start with Webers Weber distinction between four types of actions resulting from instrumental, normative, emotional or affectual and traditional motivations for actions. Then we present social norms in the light of the growing literature on collective reasoning/intentionality/rationality and outline a model in which social norms are modelled based on an agent’s collective capacity. This will be connected to the Consumat agent architecture that integrates the social and individual aspects of automatic, instrumental and normative decision making.

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Information Systems
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Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96354OAI: diva2:665499
Normative Multi-Agent Systems: NorMAS 2013, 19 - 23 August 2013, Leiden, Netherlands

This presentation is based on joint work with Corinna Elsenbroich.

Available from: 2013-11-20 Created: 2013-11-20 Last updated: 2016-05-24Bibliographically approved

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