Amartya Sen (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus) by Christopher W. Morris

By Christopher W. Morris

Amartya Sen was once provided the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998 'for his contributions in welfare economics'. even if his fundamental educational appointments were in most cases in economics, Sen can be a big and influential social theorist and thinker. His paintings on social selection conception is seminal, and his writings on poverty, famine, and improvement, in addition his contributions to ethical and political philosophy, are vital and influential. Sen's perspectives concerning the nature and primacy of liberty additionally make him a massive modern liberal philosopher. This quantity of essays on points of Sen's paintings is geared toward a large viewers of readers drawn to social idea, political philosophy, ethics, public coverage, welfare economics, the speculation of rational selection, poverty, and improvement. Written via a crew of famous specialists, each one bankruptcy offers an outline of Sen's paintings in a selected sector and a severe overview of his contributions to the field.

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