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By Christopher W. Morris

Amartya Sen was once presented the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998 'for his contributions in welfare economics'. even though his fundamental educational appointments were generally in economics, Sen can be an immense and influential social theorist and thinker. His paintings on social selection conception is seminal, and his writings on poverty, famine, and improvement, to boot his contributions to ethical and political philosophy, are vital and influential. Sen's perspectives concerning the nature and primacy of liberty additionally make him an immense modern liberal philosopher. This quantity of essays on elements of Sen's paintings is geared toward a vast viewers of readers drawn to social conception, political philosophy, ethics, public coverage, welfare economics, the idea of rational selection, poverty, and improvement. Written through a crew of recognized specialists, each one bankruptcy offers an summary of Sen's paintings in a specific zone and a severe evaluation of his contributions to the field.

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