Liberty, Preference, and Choice

Economics and Philosophy 1 (2):213-229 (1985)
Ever since its first publication in 1970, Amartya Sen's paper “The Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal” has served as the starting point for almost all discussions of liberty in social choice theory. However, a number of people, myself included, have argued that Sen's theorem rests on a misleading characterization of liberty . In a recent paper, addressed to a philosophical audience, Sen has provided a careful defence of his theorem against this charge. I shall argue that this defence does not work
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DOI 10.1017/S0266267100002479
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Amartya Sen (1983). Liberty and Social Choice. Journal of Philosophy 80 (1):5-28.
Isaac Levi (1982). Liberty and Welfare. In Amartya Kumar Sen & Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (eds.), Utilitarianism and Beyond. Cambridge University Press

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