The Quality of Life

The Quality of Life The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy social legislation and community programs However the commonly used indicators of economic suc

  • Title: The Quality of Life
  • Author: Martha C. Nussbaum Amartya Sen
  • ISBN: 9780198287971
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programs However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance ofThe idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programs However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and ways of making it concrete and usable In this collection of essays, some leading economists and philosophers rise to that challenge and provide a wide ranging investigation The essays include examinations of recent attempts to replace incomes and utilities by the concept of capability and also an exploration of the classic Aristotelian accounts of human flourishing, which provide insights into capability based assessment of the quality of life Some underlying methodological problems are also examined, including cultural relativism and utility as a measure of advantage Possibilities of application are discussed in the context of important practical problems, such as correcting gender based inequalities, determining medical priorities, and promoting living standards The overall result is a major contribution to the understanding and use of the idea of the quality of life.

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    • Martha C. Nussbaum Amartya Sen

      Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program She is the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism.Martha Nussbaum received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities From 1986 to 1993, Ms Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University She has chaired the Committee on International Cooperation and the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association, and currently chairs its new Committee for Public Philosophy She has been a member of the Association s National Board In 1999 2000 she was one of the three Presidents of the Association, delivering the Presidential Address in the Central Division Ms Nussbaum has been a member of the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Board of the American Council of Learned Societies She received the Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Non Fiction for 1990, and the PEN Spielvogel Diamondstein Award for the best collection of essays in 1991 Cultivating Humanity won the Ness Book Award of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 1998, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002 Sex and Social Justice won the book award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy in 2000 Hiding From Humanity won the Association of American University Publishers Professional and Scholarly Book Award for Law in 2004 She has received honorary degrees from thirty seven colleges and universities in the U S Canada, Asia, and Europe, including Grinnell College, Williams College, The College of William and Mary, The University of St Andrews Scotland , the University of Edinburgh Scotland , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium , the University of Toronto, the Ecole Normale Sup rieure Paris , the New School University, the University of Haifa, Ohio State University, and Georgetown University She received the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002, the Barnard College Medal of Distinction in 2003, the Radcliffe Alumnae Recognition Award in 2007, and the Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 2010 She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland In 2009 she won the A award from the German Social Science Research Council for WZB for her contributions to social system reform, and the American Philosophical Society s Henry M Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence.



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