The Quality of Life

The Quality of Life

Paperback WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Edited by Martha C. Nussbaum, Edited by Amartya K. Sen

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  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 30mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1993
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198287976
  • ISBN 13: 9780198287971
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 8 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 295,870

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This book addresses issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life. Leading philosophers and economists have contributed to this volume to consider the problems the subject raises. This volume reflects the growing need for interdisciplinary work as economists become more sensitive to the importance of facing fundamental philosophical questions and of the importance of linking their theoretical enquiries to an understanding of complex practical problems. Contributors: E. Allardt, J. Annas, C. Bliss, S. Bok, D. Brock, G. A. Cohen, R. Erikson, W. Gaertner, J. Griffin, S. Hurley, C. M. Korsgaard, L. Kruger, M. C. Nussbaum, O. O'Neill, S. Osmani, D. Parfit, H. Putnam, R. A. Putnam, J. Roemer, T. Scanlon, P. Seabright, A. Sen, C. Taylor, M. Valdes, B. M. S. van Praag, M. Walzer, B.-C. Ysander

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In this book, leading philosophers and economists address issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's quality of life.