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BEYOND SELF-GOAL CHOICE: AMARTYA SEN'S ANALYSIS OF THE STRUCTURE OF COMMITMENT AND THE ROLE OF SHARED DESIRES

  • HANS BERNHARD SCHMID (a1)
Abstract

In the current debate on economic rationality, Amartya Sen's analysis of the structure of commitment plays a uniquely important role (Weirich 2004: 387ff.). However, Sen is not alone in pitting committed action against the standard model of rational behavior. Before turning to Sen's analysis in section 2 of this paper, I shall start with an observation concerning some of the other relevant accounts.

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Economics & Philosophy
  • ISSN: 0266-2671
  • EISSN: 1474-0028
  • URL: /core/journals/economics-and-philosophy
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