On Ethics and Economics / Edition 1

On Ethics and Economics / Edition 1

by Amartya Sen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631164014

ISBN-13: 9780631164012

Pub. Date: 01/28/1988

Publisher: Wiley

In this elegant critique, Amartya Sen argues that welfare economics can be enriched by paying more explicit attention to ethics, and that modern ethical studies can also benefit from a closer contact with economies. He argues further that even predictive and descriptive economics can be helped by making more room for welfare-economic considerations in the

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Overview

In this elegant critique, Amartya Sen argues that welfare economics can be enriched by paying more explicit attention to ethics, and that modern ethical studies can also benefit from a closer contact with economies. He argues further that even predictive and descriptive economics can be helped by making more room for welfare-economic considerations in the explanation of behaviour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631164012
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Series:
Royer Lectures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: John M. Letiche.

Preface.

1. Economic Behaviour and Moral Sentiments.

Two Origins.

Achievements and Weakness.

Economic Behaviour and Rationality.

Rationality as Consistency.

Self-interest and Rational Behaviour.

Adam Smith and Self-interest.

2. Economic Judgements and Moral Philosophy.

Interpersonal Comparisons of Utility.

Pareto Optimality and Economic Efficiency.

Utility, Pareto Optimality and Welfarism.

Well-being and Agency.

Valuing and Value.

Agency and Well-being: Distinction and Interdependence.

Utility and Well-being.

Achievements, Freedom and Rights.

Self-interest and Welfare Economics.

Rights and Freedom.

3. Freedom and Consequences.

Well-being, Agency and Freedom.

Plurality and Evaluation.

Incompletenes and Overcompleteness.

Conflicts and Impasse.

Rights and Consequence.

Consequential Assessment and Deontology.

Ethics and Economics.

Welfare, Goals and Choices.

Conduct, Ethics and Economics.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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