Cover: Rationality and Freedom, from Harvard University PressCover: Rationality and Freedom in PAPERBACK

Rationality and Freedom

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674013513

Publication Date: 03/30/2004

Short

752 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations

Belknap Press

World

  • Preface
  • I. General Introductions
    • 1. Introduction: Rationality and Freedom
    • 2. The Possibility of Social Choice
  • II. Rationality: Form and Substance
    • 3. Internal Consistency of Choice
    • 4. Maximization and the Act of Choice
    • 5. Goals, Commitment, and Identity
    • 6. Rationality and Uncertainty
    • 7. Non-Binary Choice and Preference
  • III. Rationality and Social Choice
    • 8. Rationality and Social Choice
    • 9. Individual Preference as the Basis of Social Choice
    • 10. Social Choice and Justice
    • 11. Information and Invariance in Normative Choice
  • IV. Liberty and Social Choice
    • 12. Liberty and Social Choice
    • 13. Minimal Liberty
    • 14. Rights: Formulation and Consequences
  • V. Perspectives and Policies
    • 15. Positional Objectivity
    • 16. On the Darwinian View of Progress
    • 17. Markets and Freedoms
    • 18. Environmental Evaluation and Social Choice
    • 19. The Discipline of Cost–Benefit Analysis
  • VI. Freedom and Social Choice: The Arrow Lectures Introductory Remarks
    • 20. Opportunities and Freedoms
    • 21. Processes, Liberty and Rights
    • 22. Freedom and the Evaluation of Opportunity
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Amartya Sen Is a 2011 National Humanities Medal Winner
  • Amartya Sen Is Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics
Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front, by Charles R. Gallagher, from Harvard University Press

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene