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  • Amartya Sen


Progress and Public Reasoning. Amartya Sen, 2015, Book Chapter. "Central to the exercise of evaluation of progress is the conception of human beings. The impotance of greater fulfillment of people’s needs has been rightly emphasized by a number of leading thinkers. And yet the idea can be further enriched by invoking a fuller conception of humanity. People do have needs but they also have values, and in particular cherish their ability to choose, act, argue, agree or disagree – and most importantly reason alone and reason with others..." Link