Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

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by Christopher W. Morris
     
 

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Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998 'for his contributions in welfare economics'. Although his primary academic appointments have been mostly in economics, Sen is also an important and influential social theorist and philosopher. His work on social choice theory is seminal, and his writings on poverty, famine, and development, as well

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Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998 'for his contributions in welfare economics'. Although his primary academic appointments have been mostly in economics, Sen is also an important and influential social theorist and philosopher. His work on social choice theory is seminal, and his writings on poverty, famine, and development, as well his contributions to moral and political philosophy, are important and influential. Sen's views about the nature and primacy of liberty also make him a major contemporary liberal thinker. This volume of essays on aspects of Sen's work is aimed at a broad audience of readers interested in social theory, political philosophy, ethics, public policy, welfare economics, the theory of rational choice, poverty, and development. Written by a team of well-known experts, each chapter provides an overview of Sen's work in a particular area and a critical assessment of his contributions to the field.

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"The essays in Morris's anthology offer a clear guide to key aspects of Sen's thought. This multidisciplinary collection should be of interest to both experts and novices. The distinguished contributors distill Sen's position and influence in many fields. The essays are appetizers to further study of Sen's provocative work and the literatures to which he has been such a major contributor."
--Andrew I. Cohen, Georgia State University, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780511699764
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/21/2009
Series:
Contemporary Philosophy in Focus
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
643 KB

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Christopher Morris is professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is author of An Essay on the Modern State and co-editor, with Arthur Ripstein, of Practical Rationality and Preference: Essays for David Gauthier.

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