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Description - Commodities and Capabilities by Amartya Sen

This volume 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, such as 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 roles and 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195650389
ISBN-10: 0195650387
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 139mm x 6mm)
Pages: 102
Imprint: OUP India
Publisher: OUP India
Publish Date: 1-May-1999
Country of Publication: India

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