Capabilities Equality: Basic Issues and Problems

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Alexander Kaufman
Psychology Press, 2006 - Philosophy - 238 pages
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The capabilities approach to equality, developed by Amartyr Sen and Martha Nussbaum, seeks to answer the question: what is a proper measure of a person's condition for the purposes of determining what we owe each other, as a matter of justice?

While the capabilities theory has avoided many of the conceptual difficulties that have undermined competing accounts of egalitarian justice, recent criticisms have raised questions regarding the focus, structure and justification of the theory. In this volume, leading scholars present new and original essays that address these controversies.

  

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Contents

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Sen and social
44
A sufficientarian approach? A note
71
Capability versus opportunity for wellbeing
79
Capability and gender inequality
93
duality and ambiguity
117
Public debate and value construction in Sens approach
133
Sen and deliberative democracy
155
capabilities and the environment
198
Disability capability and thresholds for distributive justice
214
Index
235
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