Dworkin on Sen

Thomas Gregersen quotes Ronald Dworkin on Amartya Sen: It is not helpful, in the world of real politics, only to call for due consideration of a large variety of factors that everyone concedes relevant without also offering some overall scheme to suggest how these different factors should be weighted in a practical decision about a… Continue reading Dworkin on Sen

Inequality of What? Socioeconomic Status and Amartya Sen’s Entitlements Approach

Responding to the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Socioeconomic Status, Peter Levine discusses some of the difficulties in measuring socioeconomic status: To take another example: you need wealth and family connections to be admitted to certain snobby clubs. But having wealth and family connections might hurt your chances of hanging out with the cool kids… Continue reading Inequality of What? Socioeconomic Status and Amartya Sen’s Entitlements Approach

Interference, Coercion, Domination, & Powerlessness

[What follows is some dissertation-writing that I think is accessible to my blog readers. I had begun to amend it for SPEP before I gave up on the dual-submission idea, but it was close enough to the blog format that I thought I’d keep going and see what happens. Though I acknowledge this is a… Continue reading Interference, Coercion, Domination, & Powerlessness