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Karl Marx and the capabilities approach

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This chapter examines certain connections between Karl Marx and the capabilities approach. It contains a brief discussion of Marx’s influence upon, and reception by, contemporary capability theorists. However, the chapter is primarily concerned with identifying, and reflecting on, certain formal and substantive affinities between Marx’s account of human flourishing and the capabilities approach. Those formal affinities include Marx’s ‘pluralistic’ account of value; his ‘normative individualis...

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10.1017/9781316335741
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
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Cambridge University Press
Host title:
Cambridge Handbook of the Capability Approach
Chapter number:
2
Pages:
40-58
Publication date:
2020-11-01
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9781316335741
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978-1-107-11528-6
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English
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Chapter
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pubs:691053
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691053
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2017-04-24

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