Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Standard of Living

The Standard of Living

$36.99 (C)

Part of Tanner Lectures in Human Values

Geoffrey Hawthorne, Amartya Sen, John Muellbauer, Ravi Kanbur, Keith Hart, Bernard Williams
View all contributors
  • Date Published: January 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521368407

$ 36.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Amartya Sen argues that "the standard of living" has been poorly understood and narrowly defined; it is not just a function of opulence, and cannot be seen as utility. It is, he suggests, the "capabilities" offered in states of affairs. In his comments, Bernard Williams considers the conceptual connections among Sen's capabilities, economic welfare, and the broader notion of "well-being", and asks whether the notion raises questions of justice. Ravi Kanbur considers the implications of the uncertainty in the choice that might be thought to be one desirable capability. John Muellbauer offers a specification of choice, and discusses the importance, for assessing capabilities, of the relation between preferences and constraints and between preferences themselves. Keith Hart explores the issue for those societies in which economic life is not fully "commoditized" and in which, therefore, it does not always make sense to reduce things to a price. Sen concludes with replies to these comments.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521368407
    • length: 140 pages
    • dimensions: 214 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.205kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Geoffrey Hawthorne
    1. The standard of living: lecture I, concepts and critiques Amartya Sen
    2. The standard of living: lecture II, lives and capabilities Amartya Sen
    3. Professor Sen on the standard of living John Muellbauer
    4. The standard of living: uncertainty, inequality and opportunity Ravi Kanbur
    5. Commoditisation and the standard of living Keith Hart
    6. The standard of living: interests and capabilities Bernard Williams
    7. Reply Amartya Sen
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Amartya Sen

    Editor

    Geoffrey Hawthorn

    Contributors

    Geoffrey Hawthorne, Amartya Sen, John Muellbauer, Ravi Kanbur, Keith Hart, Bernard Williams

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×