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Amartya sen’s Idea of Justice – A criticize on John Rawls theory of justice

Dr. Mugdha Saptnekar.
Guided by : Dr. Asmita A. Vaidya.
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Abstract-
In 2009 Amartya sen’s Book The Idea of Justice was published. The book was a highlight on Economic reasoning and a critique of John Rawls Theory of Justice written in 1971. Sen in his Idea of justice has established the importance of objective reasoning. He states that justice is not a singular term but a pluralistic notion with many Dimensions. He criticizes John Rawls Theory of justice for its inadequacy in delivering actual justice. According to him concepts and principles of justice should change as per the changing needs of the society. In Idea of justice Sen makes an attempt to use basic tenets of the Theory of the Theory of Social choice to suggest possibilities that could be adopted in identification and minimization of injustice

Key words: Economic reasoning, objective reasoning, utilitarian, egalitarian, libertarian, monolithic ideal, pluralistic notion

Introduction-

Amartya Sen is a much admired, award winning economist, writer and philosopher. A voice of the poor, and malnourished, tirelessly engrossed in the problems of the society’s poorest people. Born in West Bengal in 1933, Amartya Sen studied at Presidency college, Calcutta and Trinity college, Cambridge. He taught economics in Delhi

then at Oxford, the LSE and Harvard. In 1998 became Master of Trinity, and in 2004 returned to Harvard. His major previous books include ‘Collective Choice and Social Welfare’ (1970), ‘Poverty and Famines’ (1981), ‘Development as Freedom’ (1999),and ‘Identity and violence’ (2006). A Nobel laureate, he is also a companion of Honour and hold India’s Bharat Ratna. Sen in his book The Idea…...

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