Liberalism of freedom versus liberalism of happiness-the case of the paradox of a paretian liberal

Herrade Igersheim

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to suggest how to apply the notion of "normative science". We propose two resolutions to Sen's paradox of a Paretian liberal by invoking two opposite philosophic traditions-liberalism of freedom and liberalism of happiness. Thanks to formalized tools which reflect each of these traditions, we obtain two distinct conditions which enable to resolve this impossibility result. After having examined the signification of these conditions, we opt for liberalism of freedom to deal with Sen's liberal paradox.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)389-398
    JournalRevue Economique
    Volume57
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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