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Amartya Sen

Author: Christopher W Morris
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Contemporary philosophy in focus.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Amartya Sen is an important and influential social theorist and philosopher. This volume of essays on aspects of Sen's work is aimed at a broad audience of readers interested in social theory,  Read more...

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Named Person: Amartya Sen; Amartya Sen; Amartya Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher W Morris
ISBN: 9780521852913 0521852919 9780521618069 0521618061
OCLC Number: 317068055
Description: ix, 224 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface / Christopher W. Morris --
Introduction / Christopher W. Morris --
Preference, choice, and rationality : Amartya Sen's critique of the theory of rational choice in economics / Shatakshee Dhongde and Prasanta K. Pattanaik --
Ethics and economics / Christopher W. Morris --
Capability and agency / David Crocker and Ingrid Robeyns --
Freedom in the spirit of sen / Philip Pettit --
Social choice theory and the informational basis approach / Kevin Roberts --
Sen on sufficiency, priority, and equality / Peter Vallentyne --
Famine, poverty, and property rights / Steven Scalet and David Schmidtz --
Development : a misconceived theory can kill / Sabina Alkire.
Series Title: Contemporary philosophy in focus.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Morris.

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