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Title   Commodities & Capabilities 

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Author   SEN  ISBN   9780195650389  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Oxford University Press  Group   Commerce/Law View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Economics  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   1999 
Subject   Social welfare & social services 
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Synopsis 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. 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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