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Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998 'for his contributions in welfare economics'. Although his primary academic appointments have been mostly in economics, Sen is also an important and influential social theorist and philosopher. His work on social choice theory is seminal, and his writings on poverty, famine, and development, as well his contributions to moral and political philosophy, are important and influential. Sen's views about the nature and primacy of liberty also make him a major contemporary liberal thinker. This volume of essays on aspects of Sen's work is aimed at a broad audience of readers interested in social theory, political philosophy, ethics, public policy, welfare economics, the theory of rational choice, poverty, and development. Written by a team of well-known experts, each chapter provides an overview of Sen's work in a particular area and a critical assessment of his contributions to the field.


'The essays in Morris's anthology offer a clear guide to key aspects of Sen's thought. This multidisciplinary collection should be of interest to both experts and novices. The distinguished contributors distil Sen's position and influence in many fields. The essays are appetizers to further study of Sen's provocative work and the literatures to which he has been such a major contributor.'

Source: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Selected Bibliography
Collective Choice and Social Welfare (San Francisco: Holden-Day, 1970; Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1971; Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1979).
Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981).
Choice, Welfare, and Measurement (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1982; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997).
Resources, Values and Development (Oxford: Basil Blackwell; 1984; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984).
Commodities and Capabilities (Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1985).
On Ethics and Economics (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987).
Inequality Reexamined (Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Russell Sage Foundation; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992).
Development as Freedom (New York: Knopf, 1999; paperback, New York: Anchor Books, 2000).
Rationality and Freedom (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002).
Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (New York: Norton, 2006).


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