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Inequality Reexamined

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674452565

Publication Date: 03/15/1995

Academic Trade

224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • Introduction: Questions and Themes
  • 1. Equality of What?
    • 1.1 Why Equality? What Equality?
    • 1.2 Impartiality and Equality
    • 1.3 Human Diversity and Basal Equality
    • 1.4 Equality versus Liberty?
    • 1.5 Plurality and Alleged Emptiness
    • 1.6 Means and Freedoms
    • 1.7 Income Distribution, Well-Being and Freedom
  • 2. Freedom, Achievement and Resources
    • 2.1 Freedom and Choice
    • 2.2 Real Income, Opportunities and Selection
    • 2.3 Freedom Distinguished from Resources
  • 3. Functionings and Capability
    • 3.1 Capability Sets
    • 3.2 Value Objects and Evaluative Spaces
    • 3.3 Selection and Weighting
    • 3.4 Incompleteness: Fundamental and Pragmatic
    • 3.5 Capability or Functionings?
    • 3.6 Utility vis-à-vis Capability
  • 4. Freedom, Agency and Well-Being
    • 4.1 Well-Being vis-à-vis Agency
    • 4.2 Agency, Instrumentality and Realization
    • 4.3 Can Freedom Conflict with Well-Being?
    • 4.4 Freedom and Disadvantageous Choices
    • 4.5 Control and Effective Freedom
    • 4.6 Freedom from Hunger, Malaria and Other Maladies
    • 4.7 The Relevance of Well-Being
  • 5. Justice and Capability
    • 5.1 The Informational Bases of Justice
    • 5.2 Rawlsian Justice and the Political Conception
    • 5.3 Primary Goods and Capabilities
    • 5.4 Diversities: Ends and Personal Characteristics
  • 6. Welfare Economics and Inequality
    • 6.1 Space Choice and Evaluative Purpose
    • 6.2 Shortfalls, Attainments and Potentials
    • 6.3 Inequality, Welfare and Justice
    • 6.4 Welfare-Based Inequality Evaluation
  • 7. Poverty and Affluence
    • 7.1 Inequality and Poverty
    • 7.2 The Nature of Poverty
    • 7.3 Lowness vis-à-vis Inadequacy of Incomes
    • 7.4 Do Concepts Matter?
    • 7.5 Poverty in Rich Countries
  • 8. Class, Gender and Other Groups
    • 8.1 Class and Classification
    • 8.2 Gender and Inequality
    • 8.3 Interregional Contrasts
  • 9. The Demands of Equality
    • 9.1 Questions of Equality
    • 9.2 Equality, Space and Diversity
    • 9.3 Plurality, Incompleteness and Evaluation
    • 9.4 Data, Observations and Effective Freedoms
    • 9.5 Aggregation, Egalitarianism and Efficiency
    • 9.6 Alternative Defences of Inequality
    • 9.7 Incentives, Diversity and Egalitarianism
    • 9.8 On Equality as a Social Concern
    • 9.9 Responsibility and Fairness
    • 9.10 Capability, Freedom and Motivations
  • References
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects

Awards & Accolades

  • Amartya Sen Is a 2011 National Humanities Medal Winner
  • Amartya Sen Is Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics
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