This chapter provides an alternative perspective to the views influencing bioethics , namely the Schutzian phenomenological concept of systems of relevance , as a tool for exploring individuals’ motivation and decision-making. I show how both individual, wider institutional , and sociopolitical, and economic contexts play a part in individual decision-making. Specifically, I illustrate complexities in the relationship between financial rewards, risk, and individual rationality. Schutz calls for sociological attention to how the context in which decisions and actions take place intersect to influence decisions.
- Social context
- Individual motivations
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Mwale, S. (2017). Risk, Motivation and Decision-making in Everyday Life: A Phenomenological Approach. In: Healthy Volunteers in Commercial Clinical Drug Trials. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59214-5_3
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