Amartya Sen: A Biography

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Cambridge University Press, 2011 - Economists - 168 pages
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A spiritual soldier, a multi-disciplinary scholar, a wandering monk and orator par excellence and some of the adjectives that best describe Swami Vivekanand who spent his life in search of truth and God. Well versed in the Vedas and other spiritual texts he is credited for popularizing the Vedanta philosophy and Yoga across the world. His books on the four Yoges are considered the most definitive text for anyone interested in understanding its philosophy and practice. This selection of one hundred quotations and thoughts reveal the timeless genius and appeal of Swami Vivekanand.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Preference Choice and Rationality Amartya Sens Critique of the Theory of Rational Choice in Economics
13
Ethics and Economics
40
Capability and Agency
60
Freedom in the Spirit of Sen
91
Social Choice Theory and the Informational Basis Approach
115
Sen on Sufficiency Priority and Equality
138
Famine Poverty and Property Rights
170
Development A Misconceived Theory Can Kill
191
Selected Bibliography
221
Index
223
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