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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
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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.

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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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