AMARTYA K. SEN: A Phiilosophical Approach

AMARTYA K. SEN: A Phiilosophical Approach

Author: Santosh C. Saha
Pages: 440
Genre: Philosophy
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Professor Amartya K. Sen, a Nobel Laureate in developmental mathematical economics in 1998 , currently Professor at Harvard, is well known for his work on famine, human development index, welfare economics, and basic causes of poverty and widespread hunger, especially in the developing world. However, the social choice problems has for long bothered him, and he has asked “Equality of What? (1980), and has elaborated the relation between facts and values. My book examines Sen’s philosophical attempt to theorize interstiiality and hybridity that takes us beyond culture as a specially localized phenomenon. Profoundly influenced by European Enlightenment and Indian philosophical and ethical values, he has reconcetualized “space” in the mode of interstitially and public culture, and has created subjects beyond the limits of a border.

Alongside his collaborator Martha Nussbaum, Sen has appeared as one of the preeminent spokespersons for the liberal sensibility. By crossing a border, Dr. Sen has viewed philosophy as a guide to new learning in areas such human rights, environmental ethics, globality, women’s and men’s agentic power to conclude that philosophy has a distinct role in our understanding the value of morality. My book seeks a new course of his vision that might qualify him to be a “man of destiny.”
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