Amartya Sen [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780511699764
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Series: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 628 KB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Contributers 11

Preface 15

Introduction Christropher w.morris 1

1 Preference,choice and Rationality: Amartya Sen's Critique of the Theory of Rational choice in Economics Shatakshee Dhongde Prasanth K.Pattanaik 13

2 Ethics and Economics Christropher w.morris 40

3 Capability and Agency David A Crocker Ingrid Robeyns 60

4 Freedom in the Spirit of Sen Philip Phetit 91

5 Social Choice Theory and the Informational Basic Approach Kevin Roberts 115

6 Sen of Sufficiency, Priority, and Equality Peter Vallentyne 138

7 Famine, Poverty, and Property Righs 170

8 Development:"A Misconceiv ed theoryCan Kill"Sabina Alkire 191

Selected Bibliography 221

Index 223

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