Ética y Justicia: Reflexiones a partir de The Idea of Justice de Amartya Sen (Ethics and justice: Reflections on The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen)

Mejía, Javier. (2012). 'Ética y Justicia. Reflexiones a partir de The Idea of Justice de Amartya Sen'. MPRA Paper 37458, University Library of Munich, Germany

15 Pages Posted: 15 May 2012

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Javier Mejia

New York University--Abu Dhabi; Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 13, 2012

Abstract

This paper carries out a brief analysis of Amartya Sen’s thinking on Justice, based on Part IV of his book The Idea of Justice. Besides of describing Sen’s thoughts on the subject, the paper aims to contextualize it in the evolution of Sen’s work and in the general discussion on Justice in economic theory, reconsidering his identity as a non-utilitarian philosopher and reevaluating its importance in the history of economic thought. This work is important because it contributes to a better understanding of the most recent ideas of one of the most influential thinkers in moral discussion.

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Keywords: Amartya Sen, Ethics, Justice, Utilitarianism, Consequentialism

JEL Classification: A13, B31, B41, D63

Suggested Citation

Mejía Cubillos, Javier, Ética y Justicia: Reflexiones a partir de The Idea of Justice de Amartya Sen (Ethics and justice: Reflections on The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen) (March 13, 2012). Mejía, Javier. (2012). 'Ética y Justicia. Reflexiones a partir de The Idea of Justice de Amartya Sen'. MPRA Paper 37458, University Library of Munich, Germany, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2058034 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2058034

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