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The Quality of life [electronic resource] / edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen.

Contributor(s): Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- | Sen, Amartya, 1933- | World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in development economics: Publisher: Oxford [England] : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1993Description: 1 online resource (xi, 453 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0198283954 (acid-free paper); 9780198283959 (acid-free paper); 0198287976 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780198287971 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780191521362 (electronic bk.); 0191521361 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Quality of life -- Congresses | Public welfare -- Congresses | Human services -- Congresses | Social values -- Congresses | Asistencia p�ublica -- Congresos | Valores sociales -- Congresos | Qualit�e de la vie -- Congr�es | Aide sociale -- Congr�es | Valeurs sociales -- Congr�es | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Welvaartseconomie | Kwaliteit van het bestaan | QUALITY OF LIFE | PUBLIC WELFARE | PUBLIC SERVICES | SOCIAL VALUES | WELFARE ECONOMICS | CONFERENCES | CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Quality of life.DDC classification: 306 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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 Kr�uger -- 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. Vald�es -- 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.
Summary: This volume gathers the thoughts of reputed academics in economics, social policy, philosophy, and the social sciences as they scrutinise contentions regarding quality of life and the way in which it is, can be, and ought to be measured.
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"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.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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 Kr�uger -- 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. Vald�es -- 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.

This volume gathers the thoughts of reputed academics in economics, social policy, philosophy, and the social sciences as they scrutinise contentions regarding quality of life and the way in which it is, can be, and ought to be measured.

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