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On ethics and economics

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Basil Blackwell, 1987.
Series: Royer lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this book, the author 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.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 0631154949 9780631154945 0631164014 9780631164012
OCLC Number: 14692957
Description: xiii, 131 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by John M. Letiche --
Economic behaviour and moral sentiments --
Economic judgements and moral philosophy --
Freedom and consequences.
Series Title: Royer lectures.
Other Titles: On ethics & economics
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.


Sen argues that welfare economics may be enriched by paying more attention to ethics, that modern ethical studies can also benefit from a closer contact with descriptive economics, which, in turn,  Read more...


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"Sen is one of the true pioneers in modern economics. He has, in effect, created a new branch of the subject... which might one day change mainstream economics beyond recognition." The Economist Read more...

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