Economics and Philosophy

Symposium on Amartya Sen's philosophy: 3 Sen and consequentialism

T. M. Scanlon a1
a1 Harvard University


It is a particular pleasure to be able to participate in this symposium in honor of Amartya Sen. We agree on a wide range of topics, but I will focus here on an area of relative disagreement. Sen is much more attracted to consequentialism than I am, and the main topic of my paper will be the particular version of consequentialism that he has articulated and the reasons why he is drawn to this view.