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Dobb, Dasgupta et Tagore : trois sources méconnues de la pensée de Sen

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  • Muriel Gilardone

    () (CREM - Centre de recherche en économie et management - UNICAEN - Université de Caen Normandie - NU - Normandie Université - UR1 - Université de Rennes 1 - UNIV-RENNES - Université de Rennes - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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This article aims at highlighting the acamedic and cultural context of Sen's contribution to social choice theory. The focus is on his first influences. We seek to understand the originality of his contributions, particularly concerning his methodological and ethical orientations. It is for instance remarkable that, despite a neoclassical research program, two major influences have been Maurice Dobb and Amiya Dasgupta. Moreover, Sen's world vision has been inheritated from Rabindranath Tagore. Our perspective explains why, basically, his contribution to normative economics can't be considered as a simple variation on neoclassical economics and why it ends up distancing totally from the Arrowian framework.

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  • Muriel Gilardone, 2008. "Dobb, Dasgupta et Tagore : trois sources méconnues de la pensée de Sen," Post-Print halshs-00419890, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00419890
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    1. Muriel Gilardone, 2018. "The influence of Sen’s applied economics on his “social choice” approach to justice: agency at the core of public action to remove injustice," Economics Working Paper from Condorcet Center for political Economy at CREM-CNRS 2018-01-ccr, Condorcet Center for political Economy.

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