Tuesday, June 20, 2006

For the non-determinists!

For the market anarchists amongst us who do not believe in determinism, I ask you this simple question:

What is an incentive?

Think about it.

4 comments:

doinkicarus said...

An incentive is your motive for undertaking an action, weighed subjectively against the expected benefits from the act's completion, no?

The determinists will tell you that there is no choice - that all your actions are determined psychologically (Freudian), biologically (Darwinistic) or socio-economically (Marxists).

Francois Tremblay said...

Pretty close, but no cigar.

Andrew Greve said...

Franc, can you please help me out? What is a proper response to this question?

Francois Tremblay said...

I guess I should post the answer on a future entry.