Amartya Sen Quotes

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Amartya Sen is an Indian economist, well known for his contribution in the field of welfare economics. Here I have compiled down some of the best Amartya Sen quotes. So if you are searching for Amartya Sen quotes, now you don't need to be. Just hope you will like the quote compilation and learn something inspiring from his words.

People's identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way - quite suddenly - to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities.
Amartya Sen

the identity of an individual is essentially a function of her choices, rather than the discovery of an immutable attribute
Amartya Sen

Religion is not and can not be all encompassing identity of an individual
Amartya Sen

The exchange between different cultures can not possibly be seen as a threat, when it is friendly. But I believe that the dissatisfaction with the overall architecture often depends on the quality of leadership.
Amartya Sen

A defeated argument that refuses to be obliterated can remain very alive.
Amartya Sen

There are Muslims of all kinds. The idea of closing them into a single identity is wrong.
Amartya Sen

It is important to reclaim for humanity the ground that has been taken from it by various arbitrarily narrow formulations of the demands of rationality
Amartya Sen

The freedom to conduct different types of life is reflected in all the alternative combinations of functionings from which a person can choose, this can be called the 'capacity' of a person. The ability of a person depends on a variety of factors, including personal and social arrangements. A social commitment to individual liberty must be that it attaches importance to the objective of increasing the capacity that many people actually possess, and the choice between different social arrangements should be influenced by their ability to promote human capabilities. A full account of individual freedom must go beyond the capabilities related to privacy, and must pay attention to other objectives of the person, such as certain social purposes not directly related to the individual's life, increase human capacity must be a part importance of promoting individual freedom.
Amartya Sen

I was born in a University campus and seem to have lived all my life in one campus or another.
Amartya Sen

Resenting the obtuseness of others is not good ground for shooting oneself in the foot.
Amartya Sen

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world.
Amartya Sen

If a theory of justice is to guide reasoned choice of policies, strategies or institutions, then the identification of fully just social arrangements is neither necessary nor sufficient.
Amartya Sen

Although capitalism is, in principle, strongly individualistic, it has contributed in practice to reinforce the trend to integration, because it has made our lives more and more interdependent. Moreover, the economic well-being unprecedented in modern economies that have produced meant that they could be accepted social obligations that previously no one could 'afford'
Amartya Sen

The division of the world population according to culture or religion produce a second approach would call 'solitary' human identity, an approach that considers human beings States only a very specific group.
Amartya Sen

[Globalization] has enriched the world scientifically and culturally and benefited many people economically as well.
Amartya Sen

While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection
Amartya Sen

Reductionism solitary human identity has far-reaching consequences. Evoked an illusion to divide individuals into categories extraordinarily rigid can be used to instigate clashes between groups.
Amartya Sen

Unceasing change turns the wheel of life, and so reality is shown in all it's many forms. Dwell peacefully as change itself liberates all suffering sentient beings and brings them great joy.
Amartya Sen
 
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