Abstract: Capability approach can be considered a liberal and concrete outlook to questions of distributive justice.In this paper, I try to offer a short critical assessment of Sen’s approach, starting with his criticisms againstutilitarianism and Rawlsian justice as fairness. Sen succeeds in offering us a concrete outlook to discrimination;yet, he does not clarify how to spot adaptive preferences and how liberal governments should cope with casesof persistent inequalities. In this respect Sen’s theory is still incomplete. This incompleteness proves that thecontent of a political doctrine depends on the interpretation of its principles of distributive justice when difficultcases come to the fore.
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Rivista||QUADERNS DE FILOSOFIA I CIÈNCIA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|