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The Quality of life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen

Label
The Quality of life
Title
The Quality of life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programmes. However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life. There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and ways of making it concrete and usable. In this collection of essays, some leading economists and philosophers rise to that challenge and provide a wide-ranging investigation." "The essays include examination of recent attempts to replace incomes and utilities by the concept of capability and also exploration of the classic Aristotelian accounts of human flourishing, which provide insights into capability-based assessment of the quality of life. Some underlying methodological problems are also examined, including cultural relativism and utility as a measure of advantage. Possibilities of application are discussed in the context of important practical problems, such as correcting gender-based inequalities, determining medical priorities, and promoting living standards. The overall result is a major contribution to the understanding and use of the idea of the quality of life."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nussbaum, Martha C.
  • Sen, Amartya
  • World Institute for Development Economics Research
Series statement
WIDER studies in development economics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quality of life
  • Human services
  • Public welfare
  • Social values
Label
The Quality of life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University."
  • Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the World Institute for Development Economics Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Equality of what? : on welfare, goods, and capabilities / G.A. Cohen -- Capability and well-being / Amartya Sen. Commentators on Cohen and Sen, Christine M. Korsgaard and Wulf Gaertner -- Descriptions of inequality : the Swedish approach to welfare research / Robert Erikson. Commentator, Bengt-Christer Ysander -- Having, loving, being : an alternative to the Swedish model of welfare research / Erik Allardt -- Quality of life measures in health care and medical ethics / Dan Brock. Commentator, James Griffin -- Objectivity and the science-ethics distinction / Hilary Putnam, Commentator, Lorenz Krüger -- Objectivity and social meaning / Michael Walzer. Commentator, Ruth Anna Putnam -- Value, desire, and quality of life / Thomas Scanlon. Commentator, Sissela Bok -- Explanation and practical reason / Charles Taylor. Commentator, Martha Nussbaum. Non-relative virtues : an Aristotelian approach / Martha Nussbaum. Commentator, Susan Hurley -- Women and the quality of life : two norms or one? / Julia Annas. Commentator, Margarita W. Valdés -- Justice, gender, and international boundaries / Onora O'Neill. Commentator, Martha Nussbaum -- Distributing health : the allocation of resources by an international agency / John E. Roemer. Commentator, Paul Seabright -- The relativity of the welfare concept / B.M.S. van Praag. Commentator, Siddiq Osmani -- Pluralism and the standard of living / Paul Seabright. Commentator, Derek Parfit -- Life-style and the standard of living / Christopher Bliss. Commentator, Amartya Sen
Control code
24871117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780198287971
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91042030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1560959
Label
The Quality of life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen
Publication
Note
  • "A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University."
  • Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the World Institute for Development Economics Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Equality of what? : on welfare, goods, and capabilities / G.A. Cohen -- Capability and well-being / Amartya Sen. Commentators on Cohen and Sen, Christine M. Korsgaard and Wulf Gaertner -- Descriptions of inequality : the Swedish approach to welfare research / Robert Erikson. Commentator, Bengt-Christer Ysander -- Having, loving, being : an alternative to the Swedish model of welfare research / Erik Allardt -- Quality of life measures in health care and medical ethics / Dan Brock. Commentator, James Griffin -- Objectivity and the science-ethics distinction / Hilary Putnam, Commentator, Lorenz Krüger -- Objectivity and social meaning / Michael Walzer. Commentator, Ruth Anna Putnam -- Value, desire, and quality of life / Thomas Scanlon. Commentator, Sissela Bok -- Explanation and practical reason / Charles Taylor. Commentator, Martha Nussbaum. Non-relative virtues : an Aristotelian approach / Martha Nussbaum. Commentator, Susan Hurley -- Women and the quality of life : two norms or one? / Julia Annas. Commentator, Margarita W. Valdés -- Justice, gender, and international boundaries / Onora O'Neill. Commentator, Martha Nussbaum -- Distributing health : the allocation of resources by an international agency / John E. Roemer. Commentator, Paul Seabright -- The relativity of the welfare concept / B.M.S. van Praag. Commentator, Siddiq Osmani -- Pluralism and the standard of living / Paul Seabright. Commentator, Derek Parfit -- Life-style and the standard of living / Christopher Bliss. Commentator, Amartya Sen
Control code
24871117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780198287971
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91042030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1560959

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