Monthly Archives: May 2010

Sen, ‘The Idea of Justice’, Chapter 13, ‘Happiness, Well-being, and Capabilities’

In Chapter 13, Happiness, Well-being, and Capabilities, Sen concentrates on three issues.  The first is the success of economics as a discipline in accounting for happiness and its importance.  The second is the relationship between happiness and capability. The third … Continue reading

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Sen, ‘The Idea of Justice’, Chapter 12, ‘Capabilities and Resources’

Chapter 12, Capabilities and Resources, begins with the well-known contrasts between capabilities (as what opportunities people actually have) and resourcist views. Sen then outlines four kinds of contingencies that figure importantly into the conversion of resources into the lives people … Continue reading

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Final CFP: Democracy and Legitimacy: Dealing with Extremism

Central European University, Budapest, 22-23 July 2010 | CFP: 31 May 2010 Please submit a 400 words abstract, suitable for blind review to molesA [at] or to MiklosiZ [at] by 31 May 2010. The conference is free of … Continue reading

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CFP: Collective Responsibility and Global Justice

Workshops in Political Theory 7th Annual ConferenceManchester Metropolitan University1-3 September 2010CALL FOR PAPERS: COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY AND GLOBAL JUSTICEConvenor: Avia Pasternak (University College London) In recent years there’s a growing interest amongst philosophers and political theorists in questions of collective responsibility. … Continue reading

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Sen, The Idea of Justice, (Chapter 11, “Lives, Freedoms and Capabilities”)

Chapter 11, the first chapter in a part of the book entitled « The Materials of Justice”, presents us with Sen’s well-known theory of capabilities. The main focus of the chapter is to emphasize that the capability approach is essentially a … Continue reading

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Science, Knowledge, and Democracy

CALL FOR PAPERS “Science, Knowledge, and Democracy” TRiP 2011 – Three Rivers Philosophy Conference University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC  USA April 1st – April 3rd, 2011 PDF flyer here. Keynote Speakers: Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan) Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck, … Continue reading

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