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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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Author
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Series:
OPHI research in progress
Publication date:
2011-01-01
Paper number:
27a
Language:
English
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2014-12-04

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