Commodities and Capabilities by Amartya Sen

Commodities and Capabilities

byAmartya Sen

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Commodities and Capabilities presents a set of inter-related theses concerning the foundations of welfare economics, and in particular about the assessment of personal well-being and advantage. The argument presented focuses on the capability to function, i.e. what a person can do or can be,questioning in the process the more standard emphasis on opulence or on utility. In fact, a person's motivation behind choice is treated here as a parametric variable which may or may not coincide with the pursuit of self-interest. Given the large number of practical problems arising from the rolesand limitations of different concepts of interest and the judgement of advantage and well-being, this scholarly investigation is both of theoretical interest and practical import.

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Amartya Sen is at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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Title:Commodities and CapabilitiesFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195650387

ISBN - 13:9780195650389

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