In the following paper I explore the consistency and efficacy of Amartya Sen’s position in the light of the philosophical debate on personal identity. To this end, I examine the key concepts of the capability approach as well as the writings that Sen explicitly devotes to the topic of personal identity. Given some difficulties that will emerge as result of the analysis, I finally propose possible improvements.
Scelta o scoperta? Il problema dell’identità personale in Amartya Sen
Manchisi A. (2021) "Scelta o scoperta? Il problema dell’identità personale in Amartya Sen " Universa. Recensioni di filosofia, 10(3), 233-254. DOI:
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Universa. Recensioni di filosofia
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Filosofia teoretica e pratica