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Who is Amartya Sen?

Amartya Sen: Amartya Kumar Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics.

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Google previewDistributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought (2015)

Perspectives on Finding a Fair Share by Camilla Boisen, Matthew C. Murray

Amartya Sen is a Nobel Laureate, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University and perhaps the best known advocate of the capabilities approach within international political ...

Google previewA Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (2010)

by Dennis Patterson

Amartya Sen is an economist and philosopher; Martha Nussbaum is a classicist and philosopher; both have a strong liberal egalitarian bent. Sen (1992) and Nussbaum (2000) urge an egalitarianism of capabilities: that society should ensure ...

Google previewSustainability and Security Within Liberal Societies (2011)

Learning to Live with the Future by Stephen Gough, Andrew Stables

Amartya Sen is a complex thinker whose remarkable work has touched upon many areas of social scientific research, spanning the distances between welfare economics, collective choice, decision science, moral philosophy, inequality ...

Google previewMarkets, Money and Capital (2008)

Hicksian Economics for the Twenty First Century by Roberto Scazzieri, Amartya Sen, Stefano Zamagni

AMARTYA SEN is a Nobel laureate and Professor of ...

Google previewSix Ethics (2014)

A Rights-Based Approach to Establishing an Objective Common Morality by Christian Volz

Amartya Sen is an Indian economic theorist at the University of Cambridge ( among other institutions) and 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences. 353 There are several, but pure libertarian-laissez-faire capitalism and neoCalvinism.

Google previewEmerging Perspectives on Anti-oppressive Practice (2003)

by Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. Meeting, Wes Shera

by Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen is a powerful analytical tool for understanding and intervening in the political economy of hunger. Entitlement ...

Google previewIntegral Economics (2016)

Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society by Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer

thinkers on economics and society alike, the Indian economic philosopher and Nobel Laureate for Economics, Amartya Sen, and to the exHungarian financier and philanthropistphilosopher George Soros. Amartya Sen is a force of reason.

Google previewEncyclopedia of leadership (2004)

A-E by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

Philosopher and Nobel-prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has joined Rawls in the rejection of much of utilitarian (and libertarian) approaches to economic justice. Sen has broken down the components of utilitarianism (Sen 1987, 39) and ...

Google previewDictionary Of Modern American Philosophers (2005)

by John R. Shook

Amartya Sen was born on 3 November 1933 in Santiniketan, located north of Calcutta in West Bengal, India, where the poet, writer and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore founded the ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopaedia of Educational Thinkers (2016)

by Joy A. Palmer Cooper

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Vol. 1and Vol. 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Comim, F., Qizilbash, M. and Alkire, S. (eds), The CapabilityApproach: Concepts, Measures ...

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I was born in a University campus and seem to have lived all my life in one campus or another. (Amartya Sen)
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