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Una discusión en torno al concepto de bienestar

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  • Luis Fernando Gamboa


  • Darwin Cortés


En este documento se quiere demostrar que una teoría que pretenda fundamentar la política social que no permita las comparaciones interpersonales es inadecuada. Por esta razón, el punto de partida es una crítica a la economía normativa neoclásica. Esta crítica consiste, en últimas, en una crítica al concepto de bienestar de los utilitaristas. Se plantea que el bienestar entendido como utilidad excluye información relevante para juzgar el bienestar de las personas, y se propone que el concepto de bienestar del profesor Amartya Sen es adecuado como base de una teoría para la política social. ***************************************************************** This document seeks to demonstrate the inadequacy of a foundational theory for social policy that will not allow imterpersonal comparisons. Hereby, the starting point is a crtique of neo-classical economics. Ultimately, this consists of a critique on the concept of wellbeing developed by utilitarists. We argue that well-being understood as utility, excludes relevant information to judge the well-being of a person. We propose that the concept of well-being espoused by Professor Amartya Sen is adequate as a basis for a theory of social policy.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 1999
Handle: RePEc:col:000091:003708
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