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What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a philosophical study of the nature and value of happiness. Part I is devoted to critical discussion of the most important theories about the nature of happiness, understood as some sort ... More


The Pluralism of Disadvantage

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the nature of disadvantage. It opens with an analysis of the pluralism of disadvantage, and rejects the ‘monist’ view. If instead of building a theory of equality on imaginary ... More


Functionings

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter deepens the discussion of the nature of disadvantage by asking: what categories of functionings exhaust those necessary to construct a full philosophical theory of disadvantage? ... More


Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Human Basis for Sustainable Development

Susan Pick and Jenna Sirkin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195383164
eISBN:
9780199796854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383164.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Many international development efforts have been limited because they are elaborated as exclusively economic projects. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen argues, however, that combating poverty requires ... More


Which Rights Should Be Universal?

William Talbott

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195173475
eISBN:
9780199835331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173473.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this book, William Talbott builds on the work of J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and Jürgen Habermas to develop a new equilibrium model for moral reasoning, in which moral reasoning is primarily bottom-up, ... More


Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Esha Niyogi De

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072553
eISBN:
9780199080915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Drawing lessons from the intersection of literature, photography, cinema, television, dance-drama, and ethnography, this book presents a unique analysis of Indian activist thought spread over two ... More


Poverty

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses some of the normative issues related to poverty. Both absolute and relative poverty are discussed as well as the more common poverty measures. The connection between the income ... More


Introduction

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Introduction outlines the Amartya Sen's career starting in the UK at the London School of Economics and then at Oxford. It also briefly mentions his time at Harvard and Cambridge. The chapter ... More


Introduction

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Introduction outlines the Amartya Sen's career starting in the UK at the London School of Economics and then at Oxford. It also briefly mentions his time at Harvard and Cambridge. The chapter ... More


The World Bank in India

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter begins with a brief history of nutrition and poverty concerns both in India and in the World Bank. The purpose of these sections is to describe the forces that led to the Bank-India ... More


The Value‐Based Approach

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most of those political philosophers who have tried to make sense of claims about degrees of freedom have proposed that the individual options available to the agent be weighted in terms of their ... More


Gender, equality and capabilities*: Care work and sustainable development

Judy Fudge

in The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From theory to sustainable practice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264911
eISBN:
9780191754098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the relationship between women's equality, care work, and sustainable development, and develops a conceptual framework that can be used to understand this complex relationship. ... More


Introduction: Capability and Valuation

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Starts with an overview of the problem of capability and valuation in the context of Amartya Sen's capability approach. It describes the book as an attempt to operationalize the capability approach, ... More


Social Context, Options, and Convergences 1

Guillermo O'Donnell

in Democracy, Agency, and the State: Theory with Comparative Intent

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587612
eISBN:
9780191723384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587612.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Previous chapters have pointed out the issue of the social and legal conditions for the exercise of citizenship; this chapter returns to this matter from a broader perspective of the overall social ... More


Recognition and Registration: The Infrastructure of Personhood in World History

Simon Szreter and Keith Breckenridge

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the key arguments and subjects discussed in the book, but it undertakes this review by means of a close investigation of the place of registration in ... More


Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Rachel Fell McDermott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book chronicles the rise and subsequent fortunes of Hindu goddess worship, or Śāktism, in the region of Bengal from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. The primary documents are ... More


Building Fences With Kālī: Rāmprasād Sen and the Popularization of the Tantric Goddess

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is a study of the Hindu Śākta poet Rāmprasād Sen (ca. 1718–1775), who has long been recognized as the premier Bengali Śākta poet, although very little is actually known about him. The approach ... More


Dancing on the Heart‐Lotus: Kālī and the Rāmprasāds of Bengali Literature

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

An assessment is made of Rāmprasād Sen's poetic contributions to the Bengali Hindu Śākta literature in the light of the textual precedents examined in the last chapter. The first part of the chapter ... More


Eudaimonism

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Eudaimonism is the doctrine that welfare tracks happiness. Section 8.2 contains critical discussion of several proposed tests designed to help us to focus on the concept of welfare. The Crib Test and ... More


The Problem of Inauthentic Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Amartya Sen mentioned the case of a “demeaned and demoralized housewife” who has been brainwashed into thinking that a constricted life such as hers is appropriate for a woman. Thus, she is satisfied ... More


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