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The Resource Capabilities and happiness, edited by Luigino Bruni, Flavio Comim, and Maurizio Pugno, (electronic resource)

Capabilities and happiness, edited by Luigino Bruni, Flavio Comim, and Maurizio Pugno, (electronic resource)

Label
Capabilities and happiness
Title
Capabilities and happiness
Statement of responsibility
edited by Luigino Bruni, Flavio Comim, and Maurizio Pugno
Title variation
Capabilities & happiness
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few would dispute that the well-being of individuals is one of the most desirable aims of human actions. However, approaches on how to define, measure, evaluate, and promote well-being differ widely. The conventional economic approach takes income (or the power to acquire market goods) as the most important indicator for well-being, and the utility function as the formal device for positive and normative analysis. However, this approach to well-being has been questioned for being seriously limited and other approaches have arisen. The capability approach to well-being, which has been developed during the last two decades by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, and the Happiness Approach to well-being, championed by Richard Easterlin, both provide an alternative. Both approaches come from different traditions and have developed independently, but nevertheless aim to overcome the rigid boundaries of the conventional economic approach to well-being. Given these common aims, it is surprising that little comparative work has been undertaken across these approaches. This book aims to correct this by providing the reader with contributions from leading names associated with both approaches, as well as contributions which evaluate the approaches and contrast one with the other
Dewey number
306.3 22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1966-
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  • Bruni, Luigino
  • Comim, Flavio
  • Pugno, Maurizio
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  • Economics
  • Happiness
  • Happiness
Label
Capabilities and happiness, edited by Luigino Bruni, Flavio Comim, and Maurizio Pugno, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
other
Contents
  • Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; 1. The Economics of Happiness and Capability; 2. Life Cycle Happiness and Its Sources: Why Psychology and Economics Need Each Other; 3. In Defense of Happiness: Why Policymakers Should Care about Subjective Well-Being; 4. Some Insights on Development from the Economics of Happiness; 5. Back to Aristotle? Happiness, Eudaimonia, and Relational Goods; 6. Capabilities and Happiness: Overcoming the Informational Apartheid in the Assessment of Human Well-Being; 7. The Division of Labor between the Capability and the Happiness Perspectives
  • 8. Self-Determination Theory and the Explanatory Role of Psychological Needs in Human Well-Being9. Capabilities, the Self, and Well-Being; 10. Subjective Measures of Agency; 11. The Philosophical Foundations of Subjective Measures of Well-Being; 12. Capability, Happiness, and Opportunity; Index
Control code
ocn300701704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191559716
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300701704
Label
Capabilities and happiness, edited by Luigino Bruni, Flavio Comim, and Maurizio Pugno, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
other
Contents
  • Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; 1. The Economics of Happiness and Capability; 2. Life Cycle Happiness and Its Sources: Why Psychology and Economics Need Each Other; 3. In Defense of Happiness: Why Policymakers Should Care about Subjective Well-Being; 4. Some Insights on Development from the Economics of Happiness; 5. Back to Aristotle? Happiness, Eudaimonia, and Relational Goods; 6. Capabilities and Happiness: Overcoming the Informational Apartheid in the Assessment of Human Well-Being; 7. The Division of Labor between the Capability and the Happiness Perspectives
  • 8. Self-Determination Theory and the Explanatory Role of Psychological Needs in Human Well-Being9. Capabilities, the Self, and Well-Being; 10. Subjective Measures of Agency; 11. The Philosophical Foundations of Subjective Measures of Well-Being; 12. Capability, Happiness, and Opportunity; Index
Control code
ocn300701704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191559716
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300701704

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