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Author Ballet, Jérôme
Title Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Series Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy Ser. ; v.175
Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy Ser
Note Cover -- Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Freedom and the capability approach -- 2.1 Freedom in liberal egalitarianism -- 2.2 The capability approach -- 2.3 From freedom as a value to freedom as a norm -- 2.4 Reconsidering freedom -- 3 Freedom and responsibility -- 3.1 The agent's freedom -- 3.2 From freedom to responsibility -- 3.3 Responsibility reconsidered -- 3.4 Another conception of responsibility -- 4 The person and responsibility -- 4.1 The question of the person -- 4.2 Personalism -- 4.3 The person beyond personalism -- 4.4 Action and responsibility -- 5 Methodology of person-centred economics -- 5.1 Individualism and ethics -- 5.2 Individualism and contextualism -- 5.3 Responsibility, reasonableness, rationality -- 6 Illustrations of the economics of the person -- 6.1 Mutual assistance and responsibilities -- 6.2 Time allocation and practical identities -- 6.3 Obtaining credit where there are no credit institutions -- 6.4 Economic analysis and responsibilities -- 7 Vulnerability, identity and responsibility -- 7.1 Vulnerability and probabilities -- 7.2 Capabilities and vulnerability -- 7.3 Vulnerability and responsibility -- 7.4 What the economies of the concentration camps have to teach us -- 8 Fallibility and fragility -- 8.1 Freedom as power over another and identity -- 8.2 Situationism and responsibility -- 8.3 Fallibility, disproportion, fragility -- 9 From the economics of the person to the responsibilities of institutions and the social precautionary principle -- 9.1 Looking back at the tragedy of Rwanda -- 9.2 Considering suffering and economic crimes -- 9.3 Recognising the responsibilities -- 9.4 For a social precautionary principle -- Notes -- References -- Index
The capability approach has developed significantly since Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. It is now recognised as being highly beneficial in the analysis of poverty and inequality, but also in the redefinition of policies aimed at improving the well-being of individuals. The approach has been applied within numerous sectors, from health and education to sustainable development, but beyond the obvious interest that it represents for the classical economics tradition, it has also encountered certain limitations. While acknowledging the undeniable progress that the approach has made in renewing the thinking on the development and well-being of a population, this book takes a critical stance. It focuses particularly on the approach's inadequacy vis-à-vis the continental phenomenological tradition and draws conclusions about the economic analysis of development. In a more specific sense, it highlights the fact that the approach is too bound by standard economic logic, which has prevented it from taking account of a key 'person' dimension - namely, the ability of an individual to assume responsibility. As a result, this book advocates the notion that if the approach is used carelessly in relation to development policies, it can cause a number of pernicious effects, some of which may lead to disastrous consequences. Due to its multidisciplinary nature, this book will be of interest to those working in the fields of economics, philosophy, development studies and sociology
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ballet, Jérôme Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780415596985
Subject Economics -- Philosophy.;Economics -- Sociological aspects.;Liberty -- Economic aspects.;Responsibility -- Economic aspects.;Phenomenology -- Economic aspects.;Economic development -- Social aspects
Electronic books
Alt Author Bazin, Damien
Dubois, Jean-Luc
Mahieu, François-Régis
Ballet, Jérôme
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