The Quality of Life

Paperback | March 1, 1993

EditorMartha Nussbaum, Amartya Sen

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This book addresses issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life. Leading philosophersand economists have contributed to this volume to consider the problems the subject raises. This volume reflects the growing need for interdisciplinary work as economists become more sensitive to the importance of facing fundamental philosophical questions and of the importance of linking their theoretical enquiries to an understanding of complex practical problems. Contributors: E. Allardt, J. Annas, C. Bliss, S. Bok, D. Brock, G. A. Cohen, R. Erikson, W. Gaertner, J. Griffin, S. Hurley, C. M. Korsgaard, L. Kruger, M. C. Nussbaum, O. O'Neill, S. Osmani, D. Parfit, H. Putnam, R. A. Putnam, J. Roemer, T. Scanlon, P. Seabright, A. Sen, C. Taylor, M. Valdes, B.M. S. van Praag, M. Walzer, B.-C. Ysander

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In this book, leading philosophers and economists address issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life.

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This book addresses issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life. Leading philosophersand economists have contributed to this volume...

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In this book, leading philosophers and economists address issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life.

Martha Nussbaum is at Brown University. Amartya Sen is at Harvard University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:March 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198287976

ISBN - 13:9780198287971

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In this book, leading philosophers and economists address issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life.

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`The book makes a worthy contribution to facilitating interaction among researchers in various fields ... Sen's work is part of a large body of economic writing that questions the conventional wisdom. The introduction by the editors is much clearer about the debates in both fields; it iswell-written and absorbing reading ... The book is well worth the time required for reading.'Review of Political Economy