Abstract: Capability approach can be considered a liberal and concrete outlook to questions of distributive justice. In this paper, I try to offer a short critical assessment of Sen’s approach, starting with his criticisms against utilitarianism and Rawlsian justice as fairness. Sen succeeds in offering us a concrete outlook to discrimination; yet, he does not clarify how to spot adaptive preferences and how liberal governments should cope with cases of persistent inequalities. In this respect Sen’s theory is still incomplete. This incompleteness proves that the content of a political doctrine depends on the interpretation of its principles of distributive justice when difficult cases come to the fore.

BIONDO F (2008). ética de las capacidades e interpretaciòn de los principios de justicia. QUADERNS DE FILOSOFIA I CIÈNCIA, 38, 87-99.

ética de las capacidades e interpretaciòn de los principios de justicia

BIONDO, Francesco
2008-01-01

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Abstract: Capability approach can be considered a liberal and concrete outlook to questions of distributive justice. In this paper, I try to offer a short critical assessment of Sen’s approach, starting with his criticisms against utilitarianism and Rawlsian justice as fairness. Sen succeeds in offering us a concrete outlook to discrimination; yet, he does not clarify how to spot adaptive preferences and how liberal governments should cope with cases of persistent inequalities. In this respect Sen’s theory is still incomplete. This incompleteness proves that the content of a political doctrine depends on the interpretation of its principles of distributive justice when difficult cases come to the fore.
2008
Settore IUS/20 - Filosofia Del Diritto
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BIONDO F (2008). ética de las capacidades e interpretaciòn de los principios de justicia. QUADERNS DE FILOSOFIA I CIÈNCIA, 38, 87-99.
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