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Brocker I 880
Terminology/Sen: Amartya Sen is considered the founder of "capability theory", which exerts a strong influence on current social and freedom philosophy by focusing on the "capabilities" of individuals to lead a self-determined life.
Brocker I 881
Economy/Sen: is not a lifeless image of dead objects, but a dynamic construct of living subjects. - Opposite: Economy as a traditional economy.
Brocker I 890
Capability/Capability Approach/Sen/Nussbaum: together with the philosopher Martha Nussbaum, Sen developed the capability approach. It is about differentiating between skills and functions (functionings). See >Capabilities/Sen.


Amartya Sen, Ökonomie für den Menschen. Wege zu Gerechtigkeit und Solidarität in der Marktwirtschaft, München 2000.


Claus Dierksmeier, „Amartya Sen, Ökonomie für den Menschen (1999)“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

EconSen I
Amartya Sen
Collective Choice and Social Welfare: Expanded Edition London 2017

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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