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On Ethics and Economics / Edition 1

On Ethics and Economics / Edition 1

by Amartya K. Sen, John M. Letiche
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ISBN-13: 9780631164012
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Series: Royer Lectures Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 774,212
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard University. He is affiliated with the Departments of Economics and Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Foreword: John M. Letiche.


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.


Author Index.

Subject Index.

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