Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings.

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  • Author(s): Fleurbaey, Marc
  • Source:
    Journal of Human Development. Nov2006, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p299-310. 11p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Capability
      Equality
      Functioning
      Justice
      Opportunity
    • Abstract:
      Sen's theory of capabilities is often presented as more comprehensive than an approach in terms of achievements (functionings) because it takes account of freedom and it contains at least as much information. This paper questions the last argument and argues that both kinds of consideration (freedom, comprehensive information) justify an approach in terms of refined functionings (an expression coined by Sen to describe the pair functionings–capabilities) rather than a pure capability approach. It briefly examines why achievements and not only opportunities may matter in social evaluation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      1464-9888
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/14649880600815875
    • Accession Number:
      21841768
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FLEURBAEY, M. Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings. Journal of Human Development, [s. l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 299–310, 2006. DOI 10.1080/14649880600815875. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=21841768. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Fleurbaey M. Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings. Journal of Human Development. 2006;7(3):299-310. doi:10.1080/14649880600815875
    • APA:
      Fleurbaey, M. (2006). Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings. Journal of Human Development, 7(3), 299–310. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649880600815875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fleurbaey, Marc. 2006. “Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings.” Journal of Human Development 7 (3): 299–310. doi:10.1080/14649880600815875.
    • Harvard:
      Fleurbaey, M. (2006) ‘Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings’, Journal of Human Development, 7(3), pp. 299–310. doi: 10.1080/14649880600815875.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fleurbaey, M 2006, ‘Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings’, Journal of Human Development, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 299–310, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Fleurbaey, Marc. “Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings.” Journal of Human Development, vol. 7, no. 3, Nov. 2006, pp. 299–310. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/14649880600815875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fleurbaey, Marc. “Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings.” Journal of Human Development 7, no. 3 (November 2006): 299–310. doi:10.1080/14649880600815875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fleurbaey M. Capabilities, Functionings and Refined Functionings. Journal of Human Development [Internet]. 2006 Nov [cited 2020 Dec 4];7(3):299–310. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=21841768