Commodities and Capabilities

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Commodities and Capabilities - Sen, Amartya K
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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. ...

Commodities and Capabilities 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New Delhi, India

ISBN-13: 9780195650389

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