I am trying to find good references that explain why human agents behave the way they do (and if possible more specifically when dealing with choices, or even tastes if you like). I know from sociology that there is an interaction between our environment and our inner self, but I would like some philosophical references to the matter as well.
My current search has lead me to the following sources:
- "The Will and Human Action" by Thomas Pink and M.W.F. Stone
- "Life and action", Thompson
These speak of concepts like will and inner drivers for 'moral agents'. Although I think these are fascinating, it seems to me that the focus of these works is partly on morality per se and not on defining a universal theory for human behaviour. I have thus continued my search towards Kant and Hume's Aesthetics, but these seem to deal with aesthetical perfections only as opposed to why one has these aesthetical 'tastes'.
As such I am confused as to where continue my search, am I looking in the wrong domain? Or is there a good reference work that provides an introduction/overview to this matter?