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On the possibility of measuring freedom : a Kantian perspective

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More than three decades after Sen’s first formulation of the so-called “capability approach”, practitioners have yet to measure a capability set. This raises fundamental questions about the empirical viability of Sen’s approach. In this paper, we argue that Kantian philosophy may offer valuable insights into how to deal with this problem, as the methodological difficulty which has hampered the full operationalisation of the capability approach lies at the heart of Kant’s philosophical syst...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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Department for International Development More from this funder
Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
Robertson Foundation More from this funder
Doris Oliver Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
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OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2011-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
49
ISBN:
9781907194351
Language:
English
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2014-12-02

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