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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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy (2014)

by D. C. Phillips

The approach was originally pioneered within political philosophy and welfare economics by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and was further developed by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and, more recently, by many other scholars. During ...

Google previewDictionary Of Social Work (2010)

The Definitive A to Z of Social Work and Social Care by John Pierson

Income distribution has often been used as an indicator of equality/inequality, but Amartya Sen, the best-known theorist of the capabilities approach, has argued that this is not the best indicator of social justice. Different people may need ...

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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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