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Rationality and Freedom

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Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences. In two volumes on rationality, freedom, and justice, the distinguished economist and philosopher Amartya Sen brings clarity and insight to these difficult issues. This volume--the first of the two--is principally concerned with rationality and freedom.

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Paperback, 752 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Belknap Press (first published January 9th 2003)
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Sep 19, 2012 Deepak marked it as to-read
I have come across an interesting anecdote called Rational Fools:

" Consider an old story of a quarel between two children concerning two apples. Child 1 asks child 2 totake one of the two apples, and 2 immediately take the bigger of the two. Child 1 grumbles, You are so grabby. Given the first pick, I would have chosen the smaller apple. To this child 2 replies, So what are you grumbling about--you have got the one you would have chosen!
Reasons for choice do make a differenec---not just the fact
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Amartya Kumar Sen is an Indian economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his interest in the problems of society’s poorest members.

Sen was best known for his work on the causes of famine, which led to the development of practical solutions for preventing or limiting the effects of real or perceiv
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