The Quality of Life

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Oxford University Press, Mar 11, 1993 - Fiction - 453 pages
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This book addresses issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life. Leading philosophers and economists have contributed to this volume to consider the problems the subject raises. This volume reflects the growing need for interdisciplinary work as economists become more sensitive to the importance of facing fundamental philosophical questions and of the importance of linking their theoretical enquiries to an understanding of complex practical problems. Contributors: E. Allardt, J. Annas, C. Bliss, S. Bok, D. Brock, G. A. Cohen, R. Erikson, W. Gaertner, J. Griffin, S. Hurley, C. M. Korsgaard, L. Kruger, M. C. Nussbaum, O. O'Neill, S. Osmani, D. Parfit, H. Putnam, R. A. Putnam, J. Roemer, T. Scanlon, P. Seabright, A. Sen, C. Taylor, M. Valdes, B. M. S. van Praag, M. Walzer, B.-C. Ysander
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
LIVES AND CAPABILITIES
7
TRADITIONS RELATIVISM AND OBJECTIVITY
141
WOMENS LIVES AND GENDER JUSTICE
277
POLICY ASSESSMENT AND WELFARE ECONOMICS
337
Index
445
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Martha Nussbaum is at Brown University. Amartya Sen is at Harvard University.

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