First Edition of On Ethics and Economics; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen

  • On Ethics and Economics.

On Ethics and Economics.


Item Number: 67892

New York: Basil Blackwell, 1987.

First edition of this elegant critique, in which Sen argues that a closer contact between welfare economics and modern ethical studies can substantively enrich and benefit both disciplines. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by Amartya Sen on the half-title page. Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by John M. Letiche.

Part intellectual autobiography and part exposition of complex yet contemporary economic ideas, this lively conversation with renowned scholar and public intellectual Kenneth J. Arrow focuses on economics and politics in light of history, current events, and philosophy as well. Reminding readers that economics is about redistribution and thus about how we treat each other, Arrow shows that the intersection of economics and ethics is of concern not just to economists but for the public more broadly. With a foreword by Amartya Sen, this book highlights the belief that government can be a powerful force for good, and is particularly relevant in the current political climate and to the lay reader as well as the economist.

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